Lavender Essential Oil & Uses

by Mindy Kaleta on June 12, 2013

Young Living Lavender Essential Oils

Lavender Essential Oil & Uses

 

Lavender for Fleas, Ticks & Mosquitoes

Basic instructions specifically for Dogs:
Up to 10 drops to 32 oz spray bottle of water.  Glass bottle preferred, but a quality plastic will work.  Shake well.  Spritz your dog daily.  You can spray on bedding, around doorways to keep those pesky insects outside!!

Other Ways to Use this Spray:

Lavender can be applied topically to your dog as well.  Place a few drops on your hand and rub palms together. Start on the top of your dog’s head, down his back and onto the legs.  If you have a couple of dogs, you can use one hand on one, and one on the other one.

For longer protection, place the drops directly on a cloth collar and when the scent starts to fade replenish with a few more drops.

The Ohio State University recommends it for controlling fleas too!

Young Living Oils are very concentrated, so a little goes a long way.  And you can benefit as well before you apply it to your dogs by cupping your hands over your nose and take a few breaths.  Now, not only will your dogs be protected from insects, but you all will feel relaxed too!

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Our Story with Chloe, our Golden Retriever

Anxiety, Nervous Licking

Ever have a dog who licks a certain area until it’s raw?  Yeah, I have, with our Golden Retriever, Chloe!  We went through the whole usual ritual of the cone to keep her from licking it, bandages and  pet supply solutions…to no avail.  Twice she got it infected and we had to put her on antibiotics and steroid sprays. It was a grueling process and still she just couldn’t keep from licking it. And with Chloe, she just couldn’t stop it.  Seemed like she was for sure into the habit of licking it, but had been under stress and anxiety which more than likely caused the licking to start.

Quite by accident, while treating her with the above Lavender spritzing for fleas, ticks & mosquitoes…all of a sudden, we noticed that the wound was getting better!!  In fact, it was healing up!  At the same time, we noticed that she wasn’t licking it anymore!!  Given the attributes of Lavender and how it helps with anxiety and nervousness…and since we hadn’t done anything different but spritz her with the Lavender…we concluded that it played a major role in her healing! 

To this day…and it’s been almost a month now…and we are still LICK FREE!!!  For any of you whose dog is suffering with this frustrating habit and sores…it’s worth a try! 

Chloe's healed leg

 

More Awesome Uses for Lavender!

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion. Lavender may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lavender has an approximate ORAC of 3,669 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

How to use:

For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, put one drop in a capsule or in 4 fl. oz. of rice or goat’s milk.

Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.

Product Tips:

  • Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.
  • Rub lavender essential oil on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area.
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.
  • You may be able to minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on or around affected areas.
  • Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil to minimize seasonal discomforts.
  • Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your hand and spread over your child’s pillow to help him/her sleep.
  • Diffuse lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering.
  • Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work.

Caution: The ONLY essential oils I recommend are Young Living Essential Oils due to their high quality, purity and medicinal/therapeutic value!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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