My New Secret Ingredient…Lavender Essential Oil

Posted on January 28, 2011 by Lavender World

I’ve always been a bit of a night owl but it’s been taking its toll now I’m heading towards the big 3 -0. I’ve started getting really bad under eye shadows and getting much worse at dragging myself out of   bed for work everyday. Now the common sense approach is to go to bed a bit earlier, but irrespective of the time I go to bed I can’t get to sleep until the early hours.

Enough was enough and I decided to look for a natural way to combat my poor sleeping patterns as I don’t like the idea of sleeping tablets or anything.  Far too synthetic and far too ‘Hollywood’ (for my liking anyway). So after a bit of mooching about on the internet, lavender products seemed to be the best solution for me. After finding out about lavender essential oil, I bought some and started putting a few drops on hankerchief and tucking it into my pillow slip. The difference has been remarkable. It’s the easiest and most interrupted sleep I’ve had for years. I’ve since found out that rubbing a bit onto the soles of your feet can help you to sleep too so I’m going to give that a try!
I decided to look further into the different variations that lavender comes in because I think that once you’ve found something that works that you should stick with it and also look for other ways it can enhance your life. I was surprised to see how versatile lavender actually is! You can use the oil to treat minor burns because of its antiseptic properties which is good for me as I love cooking but I’m always burning myself on the edge of the oven or on pans. The biggest surprise for me was finding out about a culinary variety of lavender. I didn’t realise you could put it into food! I just thought (like many people) it was for soaps and scenty things. It’s certainly made me want to find a good recipe and see what it tastes like! I’ll let you know how I get on…
I suppose my final thoughts on this are that lavender in any shape or form is a great investment. It can be used for ailments but can also be used for cookery and crafts. It’s something I’ll always have in my house now, that’s for sure!

I’ve always been a bit of a night owl but it’s been taking its toll now I’m heading towards the big 3 -0. I’ve started getting really bad under eye shadows and getting much worse at dragging myself out of bed for work everyday. Now the common sense approach is to go to bed a bit earlier, but irrespective of the time I go to bed I can’t get to sleep until the early hours.

Enough was enough and I decided to look for a natural way to combat my poor sleeping patterns as I don’t like the idea of sleeping tablets or anything.  Far too synthetic and far too ‘Hollywood’ (for my liking anyway). So after a bit of mooching about on the internet, lavender products seemed to be the best solution for me. After finding out about lavender essential oil, I bought some and started putting a few drops on hankerchief and tucking it into my pillow slip. The difference has been remarkable. It’s the easiest and most interrupted sleep I’ve had for years. I’ve since found out that rubbing a bit onto the soles of your feet can help you to sleep too so I’m going to give that a try!

I decided to look further into the different variations that lavender comes in because I think that once you’ve found something that works that you should stick with it and also look for other ways it can enhance your life. I was surprised to see how versatile lavender actually is! You can use the oil to treat minor burns because of its antiseptic properties which is good for me as I love cooking but I’m always burning myself on the edge of the oven or on pans. The biggest surprise for me was finding out about a culinary variety of lavender. I didn’t realise you could put it into food! I just thought (like many people) it was for soaps and scenty things. It’s certainly made me want to find a good recipe and see what it tastes like! I’ll let you know how I get on…

I suppose my final thoughts on this are that lavender in any shape or form is a great investment. It can be used for ailments but can also be used for cookery and crafts. It’s something I’ll always have in my house now, that’s for sure!

The following is a guest blog post by tillyrandomchatter.blogspot.com

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