He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lavender Essential Oil

I've honestly never been much of a fan of lavender essential oil, mainly because of it's smell.

Ironically, It seems like that's the reason that most people love it! (yes, I'm just weird that way).

Even though I don't enjoy the smell of lavender, it's a powerhouse in the essential oil arena and we use it quite a lot.

We were on a weekend vacation (the first in 10 years--wow!) and I received two wasp stings.  OUCH!  Those little buggers make quite a wallop!  I was just walking along minding my own business and guess I stepped into their territory.

I went straight for my burn spritzer and sprayed it on the stings.  Within 20 minutes you couldn't even tell I'd been stung.  I love that about essential oils. 

Lavender is one of the essential oils in this blend.

Here's my recipe:

Burn Spritzer
4 drops helichrysum essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops geranium essential oil
Aloe Vera Juice
1 oz.  spray bottle
This is a very versatile spray that we use for many different things like 
kitchen burn
rope burns
Here's a family photo from our vacation
And how about this wonderful information on lavender:

"A study in the journal Holistic Nursing Practice found that smelling lavender and rosemary essential oils reduced test-taking stress in a group of graduate nursing students. This was “evidenced by lower scores on test-anxiety measures, personal statements and pulse rates,” according to the research.

Another study in the journal Psychiatry Research found that when sniffed for five minutes, both rosemary oil and lavender oil decreased levels of cortisol, also known as the “stress hormone,” in participants."
Bloating and poor digestion can result from an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria (which can happen when you take antibiotics). "The polyphenols (a type of antioxidant) in lavender can help reduce the 'bad' bacteria in your gut," says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, author of Doctor's Detox Diet and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
And more good news....lavender can help with dandruff!
Dandruff is a very common issue that can be embarrassing and very frustrating to eradicate.
All Natural ~ Essential Oil Protocol:

Warm 2-3 TBSPs oil (coconut, olive, almond and/or avocado are top choices) in a cup.
Add: 15 drops Lavender EO, 2 drops Melaleuca EO & 2 - 3 drops Rosemary.

Using a comb, part your hair down the middle and on both sides. Apply warm mixture with a dropper bottle and massage into scalp. Wrap a plastic bag around head and hair and let sit for 30 - 45 minutes before washing out.
Repeat as needed - it may take 2-3 treatments to see complete results.
If you are part of Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club then you just received Rosemary as May's Oil of the Month.  Well, even greater news...Lavender is the June Oil of the Month.
What, you've not heard of the Oil of the Month Club?!  It's a simple, affordable way to purchase essential oils.  You will get a 15 ml bottle of a different essential oil each month for only $15.99 per month and it includes tax and shipping--this is a discounted price on each oil, too.  What a deal, right?!  Sign up today--Spark Naturals Oil of the Month Club

Well, now that I've shared some ways to use lavender, tell me, how do you use lavender essential oil?  Please be sure and comment below.

As always, purchase quality essential oils at Spark Naturals and use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount on your order.  Also, be sure to watch my facebook page--The GRAY Area for the deals of the month and other sales!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 8, 2015

It's That Time Again


Yep, we all love (notice the sarcasm here!) this part of the Spring and Summer.  It's the time that bugs and insects become more of a pest than normal.  Those pesky mosquitos...

And, this is why I love essential oils!  And, Spark Naturals!

So, use your essential oils to keep the pests away.

We keep a large spray bottle by the front door--the quickest path to our treehouse play area.  The kids spray themselves down with this and it keeps the mosquitos and all the other pests from biting.  

One thing to note here....this spray does not work if it stays in the bottle!  hehehe!  When we don't use it, we get bit/stung. 

Be sure to shop Spark Naturals for all your essential oil needs.  Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount on your order.

Thanks for stopping by!