February Essential Oil of the Month
Today’s Mindful Musing is all about lavender. One of the most popular and versatile essential oils, lavender is great to use for aromatherapy purposes. Lavender blends harmoniously with a variety of other essential oils. It’s also great to use in a variety of health and beauty products. There are many medicinal reasons why people use lavender oil, including the treatment of hair loss, fungal infections, wounds, and anxiety to name a few. While the FDA does not approve of using lavender oil for medicinal purposes, it is still widely used by those who believe in its magic.
Lavender essential oil is associated with February’s birthstone Amethyst. Both amethyst and lavender have claims of helping with insomnia and other sleep related issues. It’s even been said that keeping a satchel of lavender flowers by the bed helps induce good dreams. Peppermint and lavender is an excellent blend to add to a diffuser when trying to fall asleep. Our Dream aromatherapy mist also uses this calming blend of essential oils and is excellent to spray on pillows and sheets before drifting asleep!
Many health and beauty products also include lavender oil in its ingredients for its skin purifying properties and fragrant aroma. While lavender in its plant for is non-toxic, lavender essential oil is highly toxic if swallowed and not advised to use in anything that is to be ingested. However, when diluted with a carrier oil, lavender oil is a great addition to facial and lip treatments, including lip balms.
Because we love lavender so much, we’re offering a special discount on our Dream aromatherapy spray until the end of the February. Use the promo code DREAMON to save 15% on this nighttime Mindful Mist!
To learn more about lavender oil and its benefits, visit Medical News Today’s article on lavender!