Pure lavender essential oil is the scent that first inspired EO Founder, Susan Griffin-Black, to start working with essential oils. Today, Susan shares her favorite uses for lavender and why it’s one of her all-time favorite scents.
“The first time I encountered lavender essential oil, it captivated me with its honesty. Just a single drop on my palm evoked a world of aliveness–green grasses, sweet blossoms, herbal mystique, and tantalizing spiciness enveloped my senses. Before I could form a thought I was feeling an overwhelming sense of calm and connection.
My favorite way to use lavender essential oil is simply on the shower floor. I put a few drops where the hot water is sure to hit and let the warm, aromatherapeutic steam soothe my body, mind, and spirit. I also use it in a diffuser as a way to help fall asleep. Lavender is one of the only essential oils that is safe to use directly on your skin, and I will often use it for kitchen burns, bug bites, any skin irritation. I will sometimes put a drop or two on the inside collar of my top or jacket to help my mood during potentially tense meetings.
The easiest way to add a little lavender to your life is to use a product made with lavender essential oil. Using a body wash, hand soap, hand sanitizer, shampoo, or deodorant made with pure lavender essential oil can give you all the calming benefits of lavender without having to take an additional step. Lavender will always be one of my first loves, and continues to be my go-to scent for nearly every occasion. Join an active discussion on The What Women and tell us how you like to use lavender or your favorite scents/essential oils.
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