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Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils out there. Almost every starter kit, no matter the quality, has a bottle of Lavender in it. But it is crucial to use this bottle of goodness in proper form, and to make sure you have a brand of essential oil that is truly pure Lavender.
Making Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is made from the plant Lavendula angustifolia. It is steam distilled from the flowering top of the plant. These beautiful purple flowers are grown by Young Living in Utah, Idaho, and France. It is important that you purchase high quality lavender. If the bottle of oil says “oil of lavender” versus the actual Latin name, run away! Furthermore, read up on the processes on how the oil is made. Even if the oil is steam distilled, there are different methods and times of steam distillation that can effect the purity, quality, and efficacy of the oil. For many years I used different brands of Lavender that all claimed to be pure, but I was getting frequent headaches. It was not until I changed to Young Living Lavender that the headaches went away.
Using Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is a very versatile oil. It blends well with almost any other essential oil. It has been shown to be “calming, relaxing, and balancing, both physically and emotionally” (7th edition, p. 80-81). Scientific studies have shown it to be promising when used to boost mental healthy. It is also useful for skin application and improvement. It is considered by many to be an excellent entry essential oil with a wide variety and range of uses (p. 36).
I love to use my Lavender Essential Oil in the diffuser when combined with Cedarwood and Copaiba to promote sleep for our family. I also use it in my refreshing homemade lip balm. You will often find Lavender diffusing in my house to promote a peaceful and calm environment. Or you might find it randomly sitting on the counter from me making some random roller. It truly blends with almost any other oil. That, combined with its versatile benefits, makes it an oil that is often used. We use so much of this oil! It is also a very affordable oil to buy as a single, plus it comes in the Young Living Premium Starter Kit.
Blends and Items with Lavender Essential Oil
Young Living mixes Lavender in many of their items. This makes it easy to also sample the benefits of Lavender in many different combinations. Some of my favorite products that include Lavender are Stress Away, Gentle Baby, and the Young Living Premium Starter Kit. Young Living also makes a Lavender Mint Shampoo & Conditioner that is wonderful, cleansing, and refreshing.
If you are looking to purchase Lavender Essential Oil you can purchase it as a single essential oil or within the Young Living Premium Starter Kit (best value!). And if you have any questions, please be sure to contact me as I would be delighted to help. Also be sure to follow me on Instagram, to learn more about my daily essential oil usage!