It’s that crazy time of year when there’s not enough hours to accommodate all of our holiday responsibilities. The purchasing and wrapping of presents, decorating the house, hosting and attending all of those holiday parties – it’s enough to leave even superwoman exhausted and no doubt looking for simple ways to manage the holiday malay.

Fear not! There is a simple, all-natural solution that’s been around for centuries, and may just help with some of the top complaints of the holiday season. Lavender essential oil can ease you to sleep, provide a more restful sleep, combat nervous tension, anxiety, depression, and headaches. A little lavender may be just what you need. Read on for more of what this little plant and its medicinal properties can do:

  • Helps with headaches and depression
  • Enhances a restful sleep
  • Reduces pain in joints and muscles
  • Relieves nervous tension & anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Great for burns
  • Speeds healing of cuts & scars
  • Helps respiratory issues
  • Naturally eliminates phlegm
  • Improves new hair growth when used on scalp
  • Gets rid of lice and eggs
  • A mosquito repellent
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Helps with digestive issues
  • Reduces vomiting and diarrhea

You may want to keep a bottle of lavender handy this holiday season, and to help with many aliments and skin conditions year ’round. You will want to use it by diluting with a carrier oil such as jojoba, almond, or coconut oil. You can also add a few drops in a relaxing bath or by inhalation in a diffuser. There are a few precautions you should know before using. No one should ingest lavender – apply it topically or by diffuser only! Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use lavender (and many other essential oils.) Its also not recommended for diabetics.

I have recently taken an Aromatherapy Certification Course. If you would like to be a case study by filling out a health questionnaire and getting a special blend of essential oils for your individual needs, me contact me by calling Christy Stone Trala 410-251-6977.