Lavender essential oil makes a great First Aid Kit in a bottle. Especially when you are off on your summer holiday. It can be used to benefit the whole family in a variety of ways. Here are just some of the ways Lavender can keep the whole family smiling during your holiday.
Lavender’s antiseptic, analgesic and healing properties will ease the pain of a burn, prevent infection and promote rapid healing. This includes sunburn. Immerse yourself in a cold bath for at least 10 minutes. Add some ice if possible, to take the heat out of the skin. Apply a drop or two of miraculous Lavender oil to the burnt area. Remember, a little Lavender goes a long way so don’t overdo it.
Bites & Stings:
Here again Lavender comes into its own. A drop of Lavender applied neat can help with insect and plant stings. This includes bees, mosquitos, wasps and ticks. It also doubles as an insect repellent. Surprise! After removing any spikes or tentacles and washing the area with cold water, it can be used to calm the stings of Jellyfish, Stingrays and Portuguese man-of war and the spines of Sea Urchins.
Muscle aches & Pains:
Often the result of unaccustomed and over enthusiastic holiday exercise. A few drops added to a hot bath or a 5% dilution in a carrier oil massaged into the affected area, will do the trick. Or even both! You are on holiday after all.
Emotional Stress & Strain:
Often caused by a long and difficult journey to your destination. Too much time spent with your nearest and dearest (spouses and in-laws). Being over tired and over stimulated (children) or simply for some overdue ‘Me time’ (in a bath with a chilled glass of something and a locked door to prevent disturbances). Lavender will restore equilibrium and ensure everything in the garden is lovely once more.
A drop of Lavender on a tissue tucked into the pillowcase on a strange bed, or added to a pre bed bath, for when nights are hotter than we are used to and make us restless. Will help promote sweet dreams and restful sleep, for adults and children alike.
DISCLAIMER The content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The information contained in this blog does not constitute medical advice. Aromatherapy should not replace any prescribed medications or medical advice. Always seek advice from your doctor if you have any medical concerns. Always check the safety data before using any essential oils. Essential oils should always be used with caution, particularly during pregnancy and/or with children.