People have known for centuries that nature provides plants that can be used to heal sickness, calm nerves, and prevent irritants. However, as we “evolved” as a society, we preferred to take our medication in the form of a prescription. Instead of listening to people who actually used natural plants and oils, we turned to doctors in white coats who spent 98% of an office visit looking at their computer.
Do not misunderstand. Visit your doctors and take their advice if that makes sense to you. But do not turn your nose up at the old ways. Essential oils cured people for a very long time before PPO plans, and they’re still highly effective for many things today.
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Lavender for You
Lavender is not only beautiful, it also has a great scent. There was a time when women dabbed lavender on their bodies because it smells so nice. It is also soothing and leaves the skin smooth. Ancient cultures used lavender as a perfume for generations.
In recent years, people have begun filling essential oil lockets with lavender oil and wearing them around their necks. It’s safe to say essential oils have made a comeback.
Lavender essential oil is also highly effective for promoting relaxation and inducing sleep. Try using an essential oils diffuser to fill your bedroom with the calming scent of lavender at bedtime to ease yourself into a good night’s rest.
Lavender for your Dog
Lavender essential oil is one of many oils that can help your pup. If you have a dog that gets anxious over traveling, visits to the vet, or while being groomed, lavender will help. A few drops of pure quality lavender oil will calm your dog and naturally help relax her.
Often our dogs get hot spots or rashes that just seem to come from nowhere. Clean the area and rub a few drops of lavender oil directly on the spot. This hydrates the skin and soothes away itches.
During the summer months, misting your dog at bath time with lavender essential oil and water will give her a fresh smell and while it will not kill insects, the scent may help to repel the bugs (including fleas).
Use the same bottle to mist the areas of the house the dog likes to sleep or sit on and on carpets and furniture. It will dry quickly and keep insects from wanting to invade your home. Even disease-carrying mosquitoes will typically stay away from lavender.
If you love your dog and live in an area that is troubled with mosquitoes and other bugs, you might consider planting lavender in flower bed around your home. It grows fast, produces a beautiful purple blossom, and keeps your home more comfortable.
As always, please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions about using essential oils with your dog.
Do you use lavender essential oil with your dog? I’d love to hear about your experience in a comment below.
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