Lavender oil has this yummy, fresh floral scent with a dash of sweetness and herby aroma. I find it completely intoxicating. On top of it smelling amazing, it is also the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutically, lavender oil has a calming effect which does wonders for those suffering from anxiety. Medicinally, it can be used as an antiseptic and pain reliever to soothe minor burns, insect bites and stings, and muscle or joint pain. This is also a great scent to use for savasana during yoga practice; one breath and you’ll feel blissful.
Aura Cacia organic lavender essential oil has won one of Organic Products Retailer’s
second annual Stellar Organic Awards. OPR conducted a survey with its organic retailer
readers, and they chose our organic lavender essential oil as their favorite.
To ease stress and prepare for bed, soak in a hot bath spiked with a few drops of lavender essential oil. Play soothing music while you bathe to unwind further.
Take this soothing bath when bug bites, heat rash, or other itch instigators are getting the best of you.
1/4 cup lavender flowers
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cornstarch
Combine all ingredients and tie into a muslin bag. Place in the tub while filling with warm water. ( e cornstarch will dissolve into the water.) Use the bag to wash with; don’t use soap, and don’t rinse off . Other itch-soothing herbs (especially good for a poultice for skin that’s been irritated by poison oak or ivy or other plants) include: catnip, chickweed, comfrey, goldenseal, lemon balm, marshmallow root, mugwort