Lemon Balm has been known as the "The Nerve Balm," "Cure-All" and "The Elixir of Life."
It smells wonderful, is easy to grow and is well-loved by bees and humans, alike! 🐝
I gotta say that peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils!! Some of my sweet friends would say, "yeah, yeah, you say that about everything you use" (and especially about the exercises I put you through;0)
But, seriously, I think that peppermint is my most used oil! It is invigorating! For sure! And it really opens my airways! I always take a drop before I go in to teach class. Besides giving me fantastic breath, right ladies?!?!;0), it helps me to breathe and gives me a little extra boost of energy!
Here's some stuff you might not have known about peppermint:
Sounds good, huh?! :)
During my boys' high school basketball season, during the winter, mind you, it is SO hot in the gym! Especially against a rival school when the gym is jam packed! So, being the resourceful women we are, my sweet friends and I (thanks, LaMarr and Tamara) pulled out our peppermint oil, dabbed it on our temples, the back of our neck and our tongues! Voila! We were feeling cooler! (Sadly, though, I rubbed my eye one time and oooh, that's not pleasant! Keep essential oils out of your eyes!!!! )
When my mother-in-law was newly recovering from her liver transplant and was on a lot of meds, she was extremely itchy! Applying peppermint, topically, finally gave her relief! It was the only thing that helped!
Here are other possible uses:
How to use it:
As with any remedy, natural or otherwise, please use caution: Peppermint has a strong cooling sensation. Do not use with infants. Use with care during pregnancy. If in doubt, consult your physician.
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Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Angustifolia is most widely known for it's calming and sedative properties. However, it's benefits reach far beyond the scope of emotional support.
Lavender is absolutely great to calm stressful nerves, help bring sleep and rest to the restless and improve the peace of mind of those with anxiety. It is also antidepressant. Though it seems that anxiety and depression might be opposites, they frequently go hand in hand.
Since lavender is one of the most popular and most used essential oils, it must have some other properties as well. And sure enough it does!
Lavender is gentle and, if using a quality, pure lavender essential oil, it may be applied topically, even on sensitive skin. However, if it is bothersome to the skin, mix it with a bit of a "carrier oil" such as almond, coconut, sunflower, olive,...
With any remedy, natural or otherwise, please be cautious and: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, please consult your physician. Possible skin sensitivity. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Not all Lavender essential oil is pure and of high quality, so results may vary from brand to brand. To get more info or to order the brand I use and highly recommend, contact me or click below to purchase:
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Lavender Essential Oil💜 -- since there are several types of lavender plants, be sure the essential oil you choose is from the Lavender Angustifolia plant.