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Lavender First Aid Cures Naturally

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Lavender First Aid Cures Naturally

Keep Santa Ynez Lavender's 100% pure, certified* organic Lavender Oil in your medicine chest. Before resorting to chemical-based pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter medicines, why not try an age-old, natural cure?

Keep it Handy

Only a fingertip dab is needed for most common uses such as fragrance, headache and sinus relief, insect repellant and bite itch relief, so our .25 oz vial of Lavender Oil is ideally sized to keep at-the-ready in purses, glove compartments, travel kits, and nightstands.

Lavender First Aid

It's truly amazing the myriad effective uses. Lavender is an herbal plant with broad medicinal properties and is naturally antiseptic.

Use our pure oil as a scent and applied directly to the skin. Utilized as a stress reducer as well as relief for headaches, itch, pain, burns, cuts, abrasions, rashes, and stuffy sinuses. It's aroma is known as a stimulant for the immune system, supplements your body's own healing forces, and as a natural relaxant. Among countless applications are easing upper respiratory congestion and muscle pain, so is a great addition to massages. Acts as a natural flea and mosquito repellent, plus takes away the sting and itch of insect bites.

Rub in a few drops of lavender oil topically on skin conditions including eczema, poison oak, sunburn, cuts, flaky scalp and dry skin patches. Effectively used to reduce spasm, sore muscle pain, inflammation, weakness and swelling of the limbs, as well as increase sluggish circulation. Can also be used to lower blood pressure, help control stress, treat nervousness, insomnia, and migraine.

Nature's Medicine Chest

Naturally occurring aromatic oils, including Lavender, are a mixture of compounds that have been called the healing life force of plants. They contain many medicinal nutrients, oxygenating molecules, amino acid precursors, trace minerals, enzymes, vitamins, hormones and more.

Lavender essential oil offers hope for confronting drug-resistant bacteria, an important option in ending the antibiotic cycle. It is generally safe for use on adults and children as well as pets and livestock. Lavender oil is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted to the skin. It rarely causes allergic reaction and has very low oral toxicity.

Mediterranean mint, known as Lavandula officinalis, is widely cultivated for its narrow aromatic leaves and spikes of lilac-purple flowers. Its name is derived from the Latin, lavore, meaning to wash or cleanse. Among the many varieties of lavender, Lavandula x intermedia Grosso is a hybrid lavender which is known to be more antimicrobial and antiseptic. It has a wonderful fragrance in all forms, be it oil, dried florets or live plants.

Our lavender is farmed, hand-harvested and steam distilled onsite in California's Santa Ynez Valley. Our artisanal distillation results in strong fragrance and retention of medicinal qualities.

 LAVENDER FIRST AID leaflet included in every .25 oz gift box.

 The Many Uses of Lavender Oil

• ITCH OR PAIN RELIEF: Topical antiseptic and antimicrobial for burns, insect bites, minor cuts, rashes, abrasions, symptoms of shingles. Apply a few drops directly to skin or apply with soft brush or cloth.

• HOT OR COLD COMPRESSES: Apply Hot for sinusitis, anxiety, muscle aches, pains, insomnia. Apply Warm to neck area for mumps. Apply Cold to back of head and neck for headache, asthma. 2 cups hot, warm or cold water, add 5-8 drops oil, soak washcloth, wring out and place on skin for 10-15 minutes.

• THERAPEUTIC HOT BATH: Skin absorption, inhalation and smell for illness, colds, flu, congestion, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, muscle aches, stress reduction, relaxation. Disperse 8 drops in a full tub, soak at least 15 minutes.

• INHALATION: Via olfactory and limbic pathway for congestion, cough, hay fever, nervousness, mild depression, insomnia. 2-3 cups near-boiling water, add 3-8 drops oil, tent head and bowl with towel, breathe in vapor for 3-5 minutes. Or, wet cloth with hot tap water, wring out, add 3 drops lavender, then inhale. 

 AIR DIFFUSION: Inhalation therapy, antimicrobial air-cleansing. Diffuse oil for 5-10 minutes several times per day and night. Electric diffusers or nebulizers disperse without heat. Put oil-saturated cotton ball near steam opening of vaporizer.

• FOOT BATH: Use for systemic imbalances, cold, flu, local infections, athletes foot, stress reduction, deep relaxation. Fill bucket with warm to hot water, add 6 drops oil, soak feet 10 minutes twice a day.

• MASSAGE THERAPY: Relieves muscle pain and tension, headache, anxiety, imbalances, infection, inflammation, swelling. Induces stress reduction and deep relaxation. Massage 5-18 drops to pressure-points. Rub a few drops inside arch and toes. Apply drops to wrists, temples or behind the ears.

• AROMATIC DISINFECTANT: For surfaces, except glass. Mix 1 tsp. borax, 2 tbsp. white vinegar and 2 cups warm water in spray bottle, then add 1/2 tbsp. oil, shake well. Spray and scrub, then rinse with clean, damp cloth. 

Before use, try a drop on inner arm skin and check reaction. Avoid contact with eyes. Repeat treatments according to symptoms. Dilute dosages by one-half for children under 12. For children under 2, limit use to one or two drops in bath. Store in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

Historically Proven

Throughout history, lavender has been used to disinfect sickrooms.

As far back as biblical times, extracts of lavender aromatics were used to treat and heal wounds.

Ancient Egyptian and Greek physicians documented that aromatic plant oils ward off illness and bring about better health. In ancient Persia, lavender was used to fight infections.

During the Middle Ages, it is said that lavender field workers and perfumers survived the Black Death because it protected them from lethal bacteria. Likewise, lavender was part of the legendary "Four Thieves Vinegar," used with success by grave robbers to avoid contracting the deadly disease.

By the 18th century, it was used to prevent colds and flu. In the 19th century, European practitioners were developing methods for treating patients with aromatics and other botanicals.

During both World Wars, lavender was extensively used as an antiseptic when surgical supplies ran low.

Today, its many uses include health, beauty, culinary and aromatherapy. It is one of the most widely used fragrance oils in the world.


*certified organic by CCOF

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