“The floures of Lavender picked from the knaps, I meane the blew part and not the husk, mixed with Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Cloves, made into powder, and given to drinke in the distilled water thereof, doth helpe the panting and passion of the heart, prevaileth against giddinesse, turning or swimming of the brain, and members subject to the palsie.” thus wrote John Gerard in 1597
Don’t be mistaken – I’m not for a moment suggesting that you use this recipe! I just love the fact that if you poke around on the internet it’s possible to find all sorts of fascinating information. Herbalists and healers have been writing about the use and value of Lavender for many hundreds of years.
Lavender is probably one of the most well known of essential oils. It’s a great go to if you want to wind down at the end of a busy day or are having trouble going to sleep. Here’s a few tips on how to use it –
- Sprinkle a drop or two on your pillow when you go to sleep.
- Sprinkle a drop or two onto your hankie or tissue. Hold it close to your nose and breathe in the sweet scent slowly and deeply. As you do, release any tension, tightness, worries and imagine yourself unwinding.
- make a spritz – fill 100ml glass atomiser bottle three quarters full with filtered water. Add half a dozen drops of lavender essential oil. Shake well. Use as a personal spray or room spray. Take it to work – your colleagues may enjoy it too. Squirt some in the car – it just might save you from road rage!
Do yourself a favour and only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Personally I prefer to use Young Living oils as I know and trust the quality of their Seed to Seal process – Buy some now
© Raili Tanska