Lavender Oil: An Ancient Therapy That Is Very Relevant Today
Updated: May 20, 2019
Lavender oil is one of the oldest scents in history and, even today is instantly recognizable. More than 2,500 years ago, the ancient Egyptians used lavender as a perfume and for mummification. In early Rome, lavender oil uses were versatile and included cooking, scenting the air and bathing. In fact, the word “lavender” was influenced by the Latin word for “wash,” as the Romans used lavender oil in soaps and to wash clothing – drying them, of course, on lavender bushes!
In more recent times, England’s Queen Victoria’s love of lavender dramatically increased its popularity. Lavender quickly leaped across the “pond” and was first grown in the Americas by the Shakers. Today Bulgaria is the world’s largest producer of lavender, along with France, England, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and even the U.S.
Let the Fragrance and Healing Properties of Lavender Oil Enhance Your Life
Early on, the health benefits of lavender oil were recognized and used to fight off infection, in antiseptics, for healing wounds and to fight insomnia.
Today, lavender oil lends its aromatic scent to soap and perfume but also enriches deodorizers, candles, cleaning products and even some foods. Lavender oil has antibiotic and antiseptic properties that can eliminate bacteria, help relieve migraines, keep moths out of clothing and heal burns. This valuable essential oil can help bring balance and healing to the body.
Try dōTERRA lavender essential oil for:
• A good night’s sleep. Add a few drops to your evening bath or diffuse the oil in your bedroom. When blended with a carrier oil, lavender oil can smooth and soothe your skin.
• Calming. Diffuse lavender oil throughout your home or apply it topically to uplift your mood.
• Nourishing skin and hair. Just a few drops of lavender essential oil in a carrier lotion and massaged into your hair will give it needed nourishment.
• Home use. Just add a few drops of lavender oil to your cleaning cloths to refresh all types of surfaces. Add some to a water-filled spray bottle for a clean lavender scent everywhere – even your car!
Wayne Leiss is proud to use dōTERRA essential oils exclusively in his coaching services available for individuals and classes, in home and office settings.
Let Us Show You How Essential Oils Can Enhance Your Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
Wayne Leiss, Certified Essential Oil Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist, uses essential oils and massage therapy to promote natural healing and balance. We are happy to see individuals and groups in our Danbury, CT location as well as in home and office settings. Please make an appointment at our website – our hours are very flexible to fit your schedule.