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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.

Geranium – Pelargonium graveolens

A member of the Pelargonium genus of flower species, Geraniums are grown for their beauty and as a staple of the perfume industry. While there are over 200 different varieties of Pelargonium flowers, only a few are used as essential oils. Uses of Geranium essential oil date back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin and for its internal health benefits. In the Victorian era, fresh Geranium leaves were placed at formal dining tables as decorative pieces and to be consumed as a fresh sprig if desired; in fact, the edible leaves and flowers of the plant are often used in desserts, cakes, jellies, and teas. As an essential oil, Geranium has been used to promote clear, healthy skin—making it ideal for skin care products. It also helps calm nerves, lessen anxiety, and support a healthy liver.

Plant Part: Whole plant

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, green, floral, sweet, dry

Main Chemical Components: Citronellol, geraniol

PRIMARY BENEFITS

• Promotes clear, healthy skin

• Helps calm nerves and lessen anxiety

• Supports liver health

USES

• Use in an aromatherapy steam facial to beautify skin.

• Add a drop to your moisturizer to help balance oil production.

• Geranium is great for both dry and oily hair. Apply a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner bottle, or make your own deep hair conditioner.

• Diffuse aromatically to help relieve occasional stress, anxiety, and tension.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in a diffuser.
  • Internal use: 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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Basil – Ocimum basilicum

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, but it is also cooling to the skin and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus and lessening stress.

Plant Part: Leaf

Aromatic Description: Warm, spicy, herbal

Main Chemical Component and Chemotype: Linalool

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Soothes sore muscles and joints
  • Assists with clear breathing
  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings
USES
  •  Diffuse to sharpen focus while studying or reading.
  • Apply to minor skin irritations. For sensitive skin, dilute with fractionated coconut oil.
  • Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints.
  • Diffuse or apply topically to promote clear breathing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: 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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