by Terri Bonin
Do you know which essential oil is the most commonly known, loved and used? Lavender! Most people think of it as a scent, something nice smelling. But lavender has many other benefits that you might not be aware of.
Lavender essential oil can be used as…
…a bug repellent. Summer is around the corner and this is an awesome benefit! The scent of lavender is repulsive to mosquitos, flies, and moths. By applying it to the skin you have an impromptu bug repellent that is also completely natural. The skin soothing qualities of lavender oil can also be used to reduce the irritation and swelling of bug bites if you didn’t have lavender on.
Insomnia is also not immune to the advances of lavender essential oil. The relaxing effect of the aroma of lavender can help relieve the symptoms of sleeplessness. Placing some lavender on your pillow at night can help increase the regularity of your sleep and the quality of it, too.
Nobody likes a face full of blemishes! Let me say that again for all the young people reading… NOBODY. LIKES. ZITS. PIMPLES are caused by a buildup of dirt in the pores, leading to the breakouts we all hate. Lavender can help clean the skin and stop your social embarrassment. It can also reduce the amount of scarring that sometimes results after a bit bout of these facial breakouts.
Muscle soreness is another thing that lavender can help with. Massaging lavender oil into your sore muscle can significantly help with it and relieve the pain. Even diffusing lavender oil into the air can significantly help those tired muscles. Lavender oil even helps with digestion because it increases the mobility of food in the intestines.
And it just keeps getting better… Your hair can benefit from lavender oil, too! Lavender oil can help to destroy lice and their eggs from your hair. But if bugs in your hair might not be your problem, lavender oil can help your hair grow stronger than ever.
Check out some of the other benefits over at TheDropsofJoy.org and watch the video here!
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Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!