Lavender – As a Tea and Oil

In the Language of Love, Lavender means DEVOTION and UNDYING LOVE.

This herb is absolutely gorgeous! Another one of my favorites, Lavender is an amazing herb that packs a powerful punch.  Not only does it smell great and is calming, but it provides great benefits- especially for women. 🙂 This is a must to keep on hand at all times for women.

Lavender is a calming sedative, antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, disinfectant, and can be used as a detoxifier.

Lavender treats the following:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Rheumatism
  • Distention
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion, heat exposure
  • Fevers, aches and pains
  • Jet lag
  • Digestive disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac affections
  • Melancholia
  • Dizziness
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Skin problems: rashes, eczema, sprains, sunburns, bruises, burns, and seborrhea, scars, and stretch marks.

See what I mean? Already I’ve listed off a ton of ailments this herb is good for, but I haven’t gotten to what Lavender is amazing at…. Lavender is amazing at relieving stress and promoting sleep. (For all you insomniacs out there.)

It is also absolutely powerful and effective in treating women’s health problems such as vaginal infections, yeast infections, thrush, vaginitis, Raynaud’s Disease, inflamed vaginal tissue, cystitis, cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, and chlamydia.

Contains: Vitamin A, Calcium, Limonene, Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Ketones, Esters

Cautions: Can be used by pregnant women, but not medicinally. It is safe for children. The oil is safe for infants, but not the tea. Do not take if you are on blood thinners. Drink the tea in moderation because too much can cause constipation.

Directions: 2 tsp lavender to 1 cup boiling water – drink hot and sweeten with honey and lemon.

To prepare infusion to wash and disinfect wounds: 5 tsp lavender to 1 cup boiling water.

Lavender bath water to treat women’s health problems: 1/4 to 1/2 cup dried flowers tied into bags of linen and filtered in hot bath for a few minutes (tonifies and refreshes) or add the oil to a hot bath, 10-15 drops.

Lavender flowers can be used instead of dryer sheets. Just tie a bundle of blossoms in linen cloth and add to the dryer cycle.

Use for digestion: Lavender can be eaten. Garnish this herb in salad or add in bread to relieve gas and constipation.

Place flower buds in pillow for restful sleep and to treat insomnia.

Mix lavender with water and use as a household disinfectant or apply on skin to deter insects as an herbal bug spray.

Add 30-60 drops of oil to a gallon of warm water to wash your floors.

Massage the oil (diluted with a carrier oil) onto temples, neck, or forehead to relieve neck and head tension and headaches. Massage the oil (diluted) onto skin to treat skin problems. ALWAYS dilute lavender oil with a carrier oil such as grapeseed or almond oil.

Infants: combine 2 drops oil with an ounce of carrier oil and dab onto minor cuts and scrapes. Add 2 drops of the oil to the infant’s bath to calm before bed. Add 3 drops of oil with water in spray bottle to spritz baby’s bedroom before bedtime. Tie dried flowers (handful) with baby’s clothing. Add 1-2 drops of the oil on baby’s bedsheets before bedtime.