Lavender blue, dilly dilly
As an clear essential oil lavender blends well with many other essential oils and has long been used in cosmetics for its scent, but is also renowned for its therapeutic properties. Psychologically, lavender is soothing, balancing and calming helping with mood swings, depression and PMS. Its relaxing effects can facilitate meditation and its balancing qualities can restore harmony to our aura and chakras.
Therapeutically it can reduce inflammation, get rid of toxins, relieve headaches and insect stings as well as support gastro health which is why Lavender initially sounds like a cure-all wonder oil. However, many of lavender’s properties are down to its principal actions of balancing and normalising body functions and emotions.
Beyond this remarkable reputation for healing, lavender also has a history as a food. It was introduced into England in the 1600s and it is said that Queen Elizabeth prized a lavender conserve (jam) at her table, so lavender was produced as a jam at that time, as well as used in teas both medicinally and for its taste.
When we were in the early stages of developing our miracle salve, we were looking for oils with natural curative properties, so coupled with camomile we were instantly won over with Lavender and its wonder cures along with that reassurance of scent bringing back many happy childhood memories.