Lavender : Story behind why I use it.
• My best friend suggested the use of lavender one day when I was very sick.
She let me barrow her humidifier and recommended I place a few drops of
lavender on a cotton square and place it on top of the humidifier. Somewhat
of a therapeutic idea. I didn’t think it helped me breath better but perhaps it
did. So out of curiosity I looked up the uses for Lavender and it became
more useful then I had ever imagined. I actually never liked the smell that
much before but have now grown to love it.
How I use it:
• I use it as a stress aid; before I go to
sleep I put a drop on my chest and
maybe my wrists. I focus on my
breathing and helps me to eventually
• I use it on bug bites, especially
mosquito bites to help with inching
What I want to try next:
• Alaska is so dry and I have read that
Lavender can be helpful with dry skin
and eczema. Just massage a drop or
few on dry areas.
• Put some lavender oil on a cotton ball
in the linen closet to help repel moths
and keep the closet smelling fresh.
I buy it at the store as an essential oil.
Health Benefits of Lavender: According to the
University of Maryland, Medical Center
May 7th 2013
• Lavender can be used to help with anxiety,
insomnia, joint and muscle pain, fungal
infections, acne and much more.
• A study of 86 people with Alopecia Areata
(autoimmune disease- causing hair to fall
out) who used Lavender with other oils
used by massaging their scalp for 7 months
noticed significant hair regrowth than
those who did not use essential oils.
However there is no hard evidence that it
is the lavender alone that created such an
• 50 patients tested the theory that lavender
helped with pain control after surgery.
After their breast biopsy they received
oxygen some supplemented with lavender
and others without. The people who
received the oxygen infused with lavender
reported better pain control then those in
the control group.
• Info found on the following website: