Thursday, January 19, 2017

15 Uses for Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is my favorite "go-to" oil. I mainly use it to relax. Because in today's stressed out world, we all need some relief from the chaos. Lavender oil, a bath, and a good book, yeah baby. In fact, I wish I had known about this amazing oil when my son was young. Might have let my husband and I sleep through the night. I have created a list below of the many uses for lavender oil. 
  • calm nerves- rub on temples, forehead, and back of jaw to relieve stress, or before entering a stressful environment.
  • bug repellent- apply to exposed skin
  • sleep- apply 1 or 2 drops on hands-rub in- then apply to your pillow case. Also, rub on bottoms of your feet before going to bed.
  • acne-  treat individual pimples with diluted lavender oil applied directly with a cotton swab.
  • remove splinters- place a few drops on the splinter. Wait for it to swell and the irritating splinter will be easy to remove.
  • insect bites- helps relieve itch. Rub on the area with the bite.
  • reverse hair loss- (SLOW) use daily, as part of a stimulating scalp massage.
  • foot bath- draws blood to feet, easing the pressure of blood vessels in your heard. Add a few drops to the water.
  • moths- sachet of cotton balls doused in lavender oil.
  • solvent- rapidly removes grease and glue.
  • sunburn- reduces the sting of burns and reduces redness. Because of its antimicrobial properties, it’ll speed up healing, allowing your body to recover faster.
  • stop bleeding- use 1 drop on cut or scrape. 
  • minor burns- apply 2 or 3 drops.
  • scarring- prevents scar tissues from forming and reduces the appearance of existing scar tissue.
  • manicure- add  a few drops to warm water to soften cuticles.

I always make sure I have a small container of Lavender oil in my purse or bag before I leave the house. 

Now to you: what other ways do you use lavender oil. Please share in the comments below. 

The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Is Age An Important Factor When Learning To Drive A Manual Transmission Automobile?

After the water pump in our car decided to quit on our vacation, my husband was on the search for a new car. Now mind you, I had a specific car that I wanted and over the past couple of years, my husband would search the internet for this specific car. Last month, he found the car I had my heart set on. So, we went and gave it a test drive. I did not drive the car because...

The car had a manual transmission.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

How Interacting With TalkToChef Will Help Your Culinary Skills

Have you noticed the red TalktoChef button on the left side of my website. TalkToChef is an online platform that allows home cooks, such as yourself, the ability to connect with a professional chef when you want culinary assistance or have a cooking question that needs answered. 

TalkToChef professional assisitance

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Traveling Woes

Road trips are fun when things go as planned. But let a water pump freeze up half way to the destination, not much fun. Even though we had no power steering, my husband was able to drive us safely to a parking lot. Here, we had to find a tow truck and garage to fix the car. Plus, this all took place in the middle of a rain storm.

Do you remember the days when gas stations had garages attached to them? Get gas and get your oil changed. Those types of service centers are few and far between.

traveling with unexpected breakdowns
1950's gas station

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Making Good Blog Train {Reupholstered Chair}

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This post is part of a Making Good Blog Train hosted by Agatha, from Green Issues by Agy. What is repair, and why do we even bother to repair the things we have? Some see repair as a way of reconnecting with our possessions as we extend their lives. Others see it as a form of creative potential and an avenue to express their craft. The rewards for mending varies from feeling immense satisfaction to prolonging the life of the product. Follow the Making Good Blog Train this month and see what we have repaired and reconnected with.