I’m really excited I have the chance to talk about Lavender, the essential oil that pushed me to fall head over heels for Young Living! I had been a dabbler in oils for a while, but Lavender is so versatile it turned my dabbling into everyday use. It has so many uses that it’s often called the Swiss Army knife of essential oils. Young Living offers both Lavender Vitality for internal use and traditional Lavender for diffusing and topical use. They are the exact same oil, just labeled differently to cover all the ways to use Lavender.
Lavender Vitality has a floral, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. It is great combined with citrus. Lavender lemonade is a favorite of mine! You can add it to baked goods like scones and cookies, or try adding a drop or two to whipped cream to top fresh fruit. Lavender works well in savory dishes as well and is sometimes included in Herbes de Provence.
Traditional Lavender is a great oil to have on hand. I like to keep a bottle in just about every room of my house so that it’s always at arm’s reach. Lavender is calming and relaxing and is the perfect oil to dab on your wrists or diffuse at bedtime to support restful sleep. Combining 4 drops of lavender with 1 cup of Epsom salt and adding it to a warm bath will help promote relaxation. Lavender is also great for skin support. Try adding a few drops to your lotion or moisturizer. My kids frequently request lavender for their bumps and boo-boos. Lavender is the most popular essential oil for so many good reasons!
Young Living’s lavender farm, Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah, is the largest herb farm and distillery in the world with nearly 1,400 acres of herbs. To make just one 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil it takes approximately 27 square feet of lavender plants! If you ever find yourself in the area, the visitors center at Whispering Springs Farm is open year round.
You can find Young Living Lavender oil in blends such as Stress Away, Harmony, RutaVaLa, Tranquil, and Forgiveness.
-Lauren Harris (#2218617)