The Essential 7: Lavender

The Essential 7™ is a collection of seven of Young Living’s premiere single oils and oil blends. YL’s Doug Corrigan and Karen Boren are guest bloggers for a series sharing information that will teach you the many ways the Essential 7 kit can enrich your life.

woman and girl smelling lavender essential oil

Introducing lavender’s enticing scent to a friend.

DOUG: I can’t emphasize enough that the Essential 7 kit is geared to the main areas where almost everyone is going to have a problem. Take sunburn, for example. This is a problem where lavender can be really helpful.

KAREN: I agree. I recently had a phone call from my youngest daughter, who had taken her kids out on a lake, and they were boating and having a great time. She talked about having taken along a bag of some of her oils that contained the Essential 7 kit, including Purification, lemon, and lavender, plus other favorites. Her four-year-old daughter is very fair, so lavender is a must for her to have on hand for sunburns. With her oils kit she is covered to handle most situations that come up—a headache, stomach ache, scraped knee, or sunburn—all those are covered with these versatile essential oils.

KAREN: Now let’s talk about stress—think about a root canal. To me, that’s right up there on the stress meter.

DOUG: That IS bad!

KAREN: I was excited to find out that researchers discovered that diffusing lavender and orange essential oil in a dental office calmed people down so that they were not so anxious about having a root canal.

DOUG: That’s great! You also mentioned headaches earlier.  People will often get a muscle type of headache, and that’s exactly when lavender can be applied. Lavender and peppermint can be a great combination.

DOUG: Lavender has another use you might not think of. If you get a slightly sour stomach, just a little bit of lavender on the tip of your tongue can help. It doesn’t taste quite as great as peppermint, but it does work.

DOUG: Here’s another great tip. One of the things I do that is a daily regimen for me with regards to lavender is that I love to put it on my pillow at night, and because of the lavender, I just sleep better. There is some science out there that talks about how lavender increases REM sleep.

To be continued.

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