I always have Lavender in my bag wherever I go. It’s my purple pal, for use when I’m feeling down or stressed, for when I have a wound that needs a styptic (stops bleeding) or when I want the place I’m in to be free from bugs. It’s also got a lovely smell.
I’ve been an ardent fan of Lavender essential oil for as long as I can remember. I’m very into essential oils as a whole, but Lavender is one of those oils that seems to tick all the boxes in terms of being a good pal.
It’s antiseptic, antibiotic and antibacterial properties are fantastic, which is why I use it for putting on wounds. And I have even used it on burns (sounds odd putting oil on a burn, but in this instance it works). They do seem to heal quicker in my opinion.When I go away on holiday or overnight for business I always sprinkle the bed linen with a few drops of Lavender oil to clear away the bugs. It also makes the bedroom smell lovely and yet another positive… Lavender helps you sleep!
If you want fresh smelling clothes, you can add a few drops of oil to the final rinse of your wash cycle for beautifully Lavender fragranced linen (or if you use a tumble dryer, put a few drops on a cotton cloth and add it to the load). I also put some drops on cotton wool balls in my drawers and wardrobe. And my car has a little knitted sock lined with wadding with cotton wool stuffed in the middle onto which I have dropped some Lavender oil. It’s a much nicer way to fragrance the car without resorting to the chemicals used in car fresheners. It will probably work out much cheaper too, as you only need a couple of drops every so often… a 100ml bottle holds a lot of drops!
Guest Post by Julie Short