Category Archives: Lavender

Strawberry’s Shampoo

My dog Strawberry has very sensitive skin, she has food allergies so when she is not itching it is a good thing. This shampoo not only soothes her skin it also helps heal it when she has gotten into something she shouldn’t have.

Soothing Skin Shampoo

3 oz. Castile Soap
2 oz. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
1 oz. Vegetable Glycerin
2 oz. Water
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Roman Chamomile
3 drops Myrrh
Optional: add 1 tsp. ground oatmeal

via Arin Ingraham’s “Essential Healing with Animals” Class

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Strawberry and the 4th Of July

Every 4th of July my baby girl Strawberry gets very agitated with fireworks. She is so scared she shakes uncontrollably and cannot find a place to relax before the next boom comes. It doesn’t matter if I am right here with her or not she is freaking out! This year I tried something a little different.

I put 3 drops of Lavender/ Lavandula angustifolia essential oil on a cotton ball and set it in a small bowl on the couch next to me. Strawberry let me know she liked the lavender by licking the air and then she would kind of move away and then come back for more. After a few moments I moved the cotton ball to the table which allowed a whiff of fragrance to blow over the couch where Strawberry was lying next to me.

This is the first 4th of July that Strawberry was able to relax, she didn’t shake, she was calm and I know what I will be using when next years 4th of July rolls around.

Razor Burn?

Say Goodbye To Razor Burn!

Apply Melaleuca after shaving to prevent any skin irritation. You can also mix Melaleuca with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil for a great facial moisturizer. Consider also mixing with Lavender or Frankincense for added benefit.

 

Lavender -Lavandula angustifolia-

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of therapeutic benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to soothe skin irritations and help skin recover quickly. Applying Lavender to the back of the neck and temples helps reduce muscle tension. Inhaling Lavender promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep, making it an ideal oil to diffuse at bedtime and when stress levels are high. Due to Lavender’s versatility and soothing properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.

  • Plant Part: Flower
  • Description: Powdery, floral, light
  • Main Chemical Components: Linalool, linalyl acetate
Primary Benefits:
  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Helps skin recover quickly
  • Eases muscle tension

DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  •  Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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