You’ll have to excuse this posting. I’m a little “under the influence” of several slightly naturaly intoxicating essential oils at the moment. You almost can’t help but get them on your fingers. They linger in the air when you work with them, and they bring you back to memories that you’d thought you had long forgotten.
Lavendar is the one I’m working with now. It is an extremely potent essential oil. It’s one of the most used and multi purpose essential oils today. There’s a good reason for that too. It is a great anxiety reliever as it helps to calm the nerves, and it is being used also for helping lift depression and blue moods, as well as for helping relax the nerves and get ready for bed.
It also happens to have some great anti bacterial and anti microbial properties, just as a lot of other pure essential oils have. Lavendar is very strongly scented though. You only need a little of the potent essential oil to scent something.
I just found out the hard way that the lavendar scent tends to take over every other scent in a scented concoction. I was trying to make a heady wooden herbal scented mixture. I thought it could use a slight lavendar smell to it. I’m new to this by the way, and loving it. It’s really fun to experiment with aromatherapy.
I put one tiny little drop in their with my little measuring dropper. I had already put about twenty drops of other scents in the mixture, mind you. Once I put the one drop of lavendar essential oil in the mixture, it all smelled like straight lavendar – it’s that strong.
Lavendar definitely has a calming effect. It almost makes you a bit loopy if you inhale it to directly and deeply. Parents can even use lavendar infusions to relax their children before bedtime. It’s a safe essential oil and herb to use for multiple purposes.