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Lavender Essential Oil Properties and Uses

Balance is the key word to keep in mind when you're working with Lavender essential oil. Lavender's actions are complex, sometimes seemingly stimulating while at others calming, at times encouraging circulation and thus warming, while simultaneously seeming to cool. At first glance, lavender is a paradox amidst the world of essential oils. From an Ayurvedic [...]

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Lavender: The Best Gift for a New Home

That’s the way of lavender. She sets a lovely example, growing neat and tidy as she does. She lines up her blossoms to make the work of pollination easy for her bee friends. She uses surprisingly little water while offering up surprisingly lots of medicine in the form of essential oils that evaporate into the air, scenting her surroundings, and a peaceful, self-assured energy that welcomes one and all to relax.

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Lavender: Love-inducing Protector

Lavender has enjoyed a long and well-documented place among human civilization as an antiseptic, a protective and love-inducing herb, and as a perfume. Ancient Egyptians used lavender in their funerary rights, including it in their mummifying process, as well as for perfuming their clothing and themselves. Cleopatra was reputed to have used lavender as one [...]

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Lavender: Herbal Stress Relief

Lavendula species or (L. angustifolia, L. vera, L. officinalis) - Mint family a.k.a.: common lavender, true lavender, English lavender Swooning pillows and smelling salts, freshly laundered sheets and soothing soaps, Coq au Vin and a pale purple dappled latte, sport’s cream and disinfectant…What do they all have in common? They’re all made with lavender. Lavender’s [...]

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Lavender Massage Oil

My favorite way to make lavender massage oil is to steep fresh flowers in olive or almond oil for three to four weeks. But, fresh lavender flowers aren't available year-round where I live. Too often, I miss my chance to pick them fresh amidst my crazy summer activities. So, I devised this simple recipe for [...]

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