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We Love Peppermint!

We Love Peppermint!

PeppermintCultivated worldwide, this perennial herb has been used in areas such as Europe and Asia for centuries. In Egypt, it has been discovered in tombs dating back to 1000 BC. Peppermint’s popularity in industries such as culinary and cosmetics have soared due to its compellingly fresh, minty aroma and flavor. With so many essential oils to choose from, it may be hard to decide which one is a must-have for your home, but Peppermint is definitely on our list and here’s why!

Steam distilled from the leaves of the Mentha x piperita, Peppermint’s aroma is minty and herbaceous. When applied to the skin, it creates a cooling effect. This is due to a naturally occurring compound in Peppermint called menthol which affects certain cold-sensitive nerve receptors in the skin and tissues. Because of this cooling property, menthol has been used to help ease minor sore throats, minor muscle aches and pains, muscle cramps, indigestion, arthritis, itching, and as a decongestant.

 

Peppermint’s natural properties have also been shown to be an anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, viricide, anti-bacterial and an insect-repellent. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study in 2007, peppermint oil, when taken in enteric-coated capsules, was shown to help improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Another study in 2011 again resulted in evidence suggesting that peppermint oil was helpful for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. However, when taken in too large amount peppermint oil may cause heartburn. It has also been shown to help relieve headaches when used diluted and applied to the hairline and neck.

Can’t wait to try Peppermint essential oil yourself? Get it now at www.plantlife.net and try out on such recipes such as a room spray (helps repel spiders! Recipe below) or in a diffuser to help create a cooling atmosphere!

Love peppermint but don’t want to use the essential oil? Check out these other products that use peppermint essential oil:

 

Spider Repellent:

Create your own room spray to help repel spiders and create a cool environment in your home! Combine 5 to 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil with distilled water in a spray bottle. Spray in corners or in areas spiders are likely to make a home. Spray as needed.

 

 

Please Note: This information is for educational purposes only; it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. Never use undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin, always perform a small patch test with the diluted essential oil to an insensitive part of the skin.

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Mother’s Day Naturally…

Mother’s Day Naturally…



 

 

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all  Moms (and a special shout out to Jennifer @ Organic Baby University- http://organicbabyuniversity.com/)!

When I was a young Mother (early 70’s) there was no internet  to extract information from – which I’m grateful for.  All of the information available at our fingertips today is pretty overwhelming and can oftentimes make it difficult to judge what is true and factual vs. what is creative marketing. I see today’s new Moms struggling with so many decisions and options then, dealing with the associated guilt and confusion of their choices.

Fortunately for me, life was simple…there were not so many choices nor did fear control decisions. I was a 60’s child and all about natural (as nature intended) so, my four children (pictured above) were born naturally (no drugs) and breast fed. My firstborns were twin preemie girls and a year and half later I had my third girl. I had 3 babies in cloth diapers (that we washed and hung to dry!). I intended to be the greatest Mom ever (like we all do) and wanted only the best for them. Fortunately, I understood that “we are what we eat”. What made me know this? In my teens, I started paying attention to the way food made my body feel. If I ate candy, I got a headache. If I ate processed food, I became tired and sick to my stomach. I simply felt better when I ate whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and grains.

By the time I became a Mom, eating for health was a lifestyle. I used a cookbook called “The Ten Talents” by Rosalie hurd et al (http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Talents-Cookbook-Rosalie-Hurd/dp/0615255973#) which proved to be very informative and accurate in proper diet as well as what and when to feed my babies. Knowing now that the body is like a building block (the body’s health today is what was done many years ago) I’m so glad that I made the choice to feed my family this way. As a family, we were rarely sick. I don’t recall having prescription drugs in the house as they were simply not needed or used. We ate well and spent plenty of time outdoors.

Over the years I’ve tried to stick to fresh food (no processed, canned or frozen) whenever possible but, it wasn’t popular with the kids then, and the Grandkids now. I get comments from them like “we can eat whatever we want at my other Grandmas house” or “Mom lets me eat it”. I just say “I love you” and try to educate.

The one thing I’ve learned about being a Mom is, we each make our own decisions and, fortunately or unfortunately we have to live with those decisions!  Today in America, convenience is governing our decisions. Our food supply has become non-nutritional, our health is waning, our children are obese and our society embraces prescribed drugs. I really appreciate people like Dr. Oz and shows like The Biggest Loser because they help people become more aware of and sensitive to their decisions.

There is no more important job in the world than being a Mom. My hope is that you’ll make the best choices for your family, they are depending on you!

I hope you have an extra fun Mother’s Day and enjoy the best gift, your children.

– Patty



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Keep a “Positude” with Ions!

Keep a “Positude” with Ions!

 

As I thoroughly enjoyed the long 4th of July weekend, my mind traveled to why I always feel so good after a day at the beach… all because of wonderful molecules called negative ions.

According to Wikipedia, “An ion is an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge. An anion, from the Greek word ἄνω (ánō), meaning “up”, is an ion with more electrons than protons, giving it a net negative charge (since electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged). Conversely, a cation, from the Greek word κατά (katá), meaning “down”, is an ion with fewer electrons than protons, giving it a positive charge.

I have to keep things simple in my mind so by my definition, there are both negative and positive ions which are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. From a health perspective, negative ions are the good guys and positive ions are the bad guys (just the opposite of the meaning of the words, negative and positive). Ions are invisible, tasteless and odorless so we don’t realize how much our health and daily lives are affected by them.

Negative ions are in abundance outdoors (especially at the beach due to the pounding waves and salt water). They are created by nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight and moving air and water. Circulating air contains thousands of negative ions, unlike the home or office building which may contain none. Negative ions produce biochemical reactions in our bodies that increase the level of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost energy. Negative ions also increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in greater alertness, decreased drowsiness and more mental energy!

According to Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University in New York:

“The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods. In fact, Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. The best part is that there are relatively no side effects.”

Now let’s discuss positive ions (the bad guys)! I’m sure anyone reading this who sits behind a computer all day can relate to the feeling of being “drained”. You just want to go home and lay down. Well there is a reason for this…positive ions. Our daily lives are filled with positive ions that suck the life out of us. Just think about all the electronic devices such as TV, florescent lighting, computers, air conditioning, cell phones and the list goes on that we use everyday. Positive ions drain us of our precious energy and cause tiredness, irritation, depression and other health issues.

I hear folks blaming their job for how bad they feel…they think that just because they feel better when not at the office, that it’s the job. Well it may be the job, but more than likely it’s the positive ions draining them and lack of negative ions. Think about it…you leave the office totally drained, go for a quick walk and you’re ready to party! Sometimes just going outside during the day revives the energy level.

So as I enjoyed my weekend and thought of ions and the effect on wellness, I thought I’d pass on a little information and a few tips I’ve learned to feel good daily. In this case, we want to keep it “negative”, ions that is!

  1. Spend more time outdoors, than indoors.
  2. Open the windows and allow fresh air in the house, office or car.
  3. Limit daily use of electronics and air conditioning or just be aware of what these devices are  doing to you…counteract with a walk or taking a break and going outside.
  4. Leave the florescent lighting off at the office (or use less). Use a desk lamp.
  5. If you live by the beach, mountains, waterfalls, lakes…get out and enjoy it.
  6. Walk, run, bike, swim, and sit….outdoors.
  7. Decorate with live plants and water fountains.
  8. Take baths with salt (preferably Plantlife’s Bath Salt (over 84 trace minerals, pesticide and    herbicide free)).
  9. Add a decorative salt lamp to your desk.
  10. Use an air ionizer.

My goal in writing this is to make you aware of ions as they play a vital role in your health and the way you feel. I do hope you will conduct your own research on ions. Nature provides us with everything our bodies need to be well!

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New Plantlife Products!

New Plantlife Products!

 

We are thrilled to introduce you to the newest additions to the Plantlife product line! As you know, we here at Plantlife are crazy about our 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils.  We love them so much, we use these top quality oils in our entire body care line of products as well as in our daily life!  This is why we are excited to announce we have released 18 new essential oils and 6 convenient essential oil sets for sale at www.plantlife.net now. For more information on the new essential oils, sets and a special Plantlife coupon, please read below.

New Essential Oils

Black Pepper – Black Pepper is a natural anti-spasmodic and has been used to relieve cramps, muscle pulls, strains and spasms.  It is best known for its warming and stimulating effects as it improves circulation. Uses: Compress, topical applications

Chamomile – Widely used for pain and stress relief, healing wounds and arthritic inflammations.  It is a strong anti-inflammatory and is soothing for the nerves. Uses: topical applications, diffusion

Cistus – Popular uses include treating infected wounds, skin ulcers, as a skin rejuvenator, Bronchitis, coughs, colds and as an ambient aroma to facilitate meditation.  Uses:  topical applications, diffusion.

Coriander – Effective for digestive issues, arthritis, fatigue and exhaustion, oily skin, stiffness and stomach cramps.  Uses: Compress, topical applications, diffusion.

Dill – This oil helps promote relaxation and sleep, aids digestive issues, helps to repel insects and is excellent for cleaning.  Uses:  diffusion, homemade cleaning products.

Frankincense – It has been used for centuries for meditation and spiritual practices and is prized for its many medicinal, spiritual and skin care application.  Uses: diffusion, topical applications.

Hyssop – Hyssop is useful for dermatitis, minor cuts and bruises.  It is also widely used for respiratory conditions. Uses: diffusion, topical applications, compress.

Jasmine – Jasmine has been referred to as the king of oils.  Jasmine’s known uses are as an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antispasmodic and is very popular in anti-wrinkle creams and skin care lines.  Uses: diffusion, topical applications.

Lime – Like its citrus brethren, lime is good for colds, sore throats fever and infections.  It is a strong antiseptic, antiviral and bactericidal compound. Uses: Diffusion, homemade cleaning products

Myrrh – This oil has powerful antiseptic and astringent properties.  It is great for wound healing, clearing mucus, and chronic bronchitis.  Uses: diffusion, topical applications.

Myrtle – In ancient times Myrtle was used to remedy sore throats, coughs and respiratory issues.  A good oil to diffuse to life the spirit. Uses:  Diffusion

Oregano – This oil is considered “natures cure all” and is reputed to have potent antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Uses: topical applications, diffusion, homemade cleaners, spritzes.

Rosewood – This oil is credited with being bactericidal, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, an immune system stimulant, tissue regenerator, antidepressant and antimicrobial.  Uses: diffusion, topical applications.

Spikenard – Used in ancient times as part of religious rituals, this earthy oil is credited with balancing and grounding effects and assists with developing inward reflection.  Uses: Diffusion, topical applications, compresses.

Spruce – Recommended for exhaustion, mental tension, muscle aches and stiffness, respiratory congestion, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, infection and poor circulation. Uses: Diffusion, topical applications.

Tarragon – This oil supports the digestive system and acts as a good deodorant.  Avoid during pregnancy.  Uses: topical application, diffusion.

Thyme –Thyme is a strong antibacterial, fungicide and antiviral agent and is beneficial in boosting the immune system.  Uses: Diffusion, topical applications, homemade cleaners.

Wintergreen – A traditional native North American remedy used for muscle tension, aches and pains and to aid breathing.  Uses: Diffusion, topical applications.

 

New Essential Oil SetsEach set includes 6 – 10ml bottles.

Citrus – This fabulous set is made from our most popular citrus oils and includes; Eucalyptus Citriodora, Citronella Ceylon, Sweet Orange, Tangerine, Lemon and Grapefruit.

Flower – Who can resist the sweet, calming influences of flower aromas?  This set includes; Lavender, Geranium, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile and Cistus

Herb – This incredible multipurpose set is for the herbalist in all of us!  This set includes; Thyme, Rosemary, Basil, Black Pepper, Dill and Oregano.

Holiday – This set was specially designed to evoke those wonderful scent memories of the holiday season.  Set includes: Ginger, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg and Allspice

Spice – Now you can get 6 incredibly stimulating spice aromas in one special package.  This set includes:  Allspice, Cinnamon, Clove, Coriander, Nutmeg and Ginger.

Tree – We’re getting back to the roots with this woodsy pack!  Set includes:  Spruce, Rosewood, Pine, Fir Needle, Cypress and Cedarwood

Special coupon code for our much appreciated blog readers!

Enter coupon code EOS15 at checkout to receive 15% off any of the Plantlife Essential Oil Sets mentioned above.  Feel free to share this coupon with your friends and family too!  Offer ends 06/29/2011.

 

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12 Essential Oils You Should Try In 2011

12 Essential Oils You Should Try In 2011

 

Here at Plantlife, one of the main ingredients that we use to create our products is 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils are liquids obtained from plants which have their characteristic properties and aromas with a wide range of therapeutic benefits.

These oils are literally 1000 times more concentrated than their leafy counterparts and are ideal for use in healing body and mind.

Nowadays when we don’t feel well, the solution tends to be over the counter medicine. We are so used to the instant gratification of OTC pain relievers, decongestants and anti-inflammatory creams, we forget there is a natural way of building and sustaining our health.

For many, as soon as we feel the first annoying symptoms of a coming cold, we grab our Vitamin C, decongestants, fluids, and aspirin and repeat the mantra “I am not getting sick”.

This year, why not add some essential oils to the mix!

For instance, the purifying qualities of Eucalyptus Essential oil can help ease coughing and stuffy noses! Simply diffuse a few drops in an essential oil diffuser or humidifier or add to a warm bath for the benefit.

Essential oils are not just useful aids for our physical ailments, but for those things which effect us mentally as well.

We already know Lavender helps promote sleep, but did you know diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil can help stimulate the mind and keep you focused?

From inhalation to therapeutic massage, home cleaning to skin care, there are many varied ways to include essential oils in your standard daily regime.

The truth is, the more we maintain a natural way of life, the healthier we will be both physically and emotionally.

We have compiled a list of 12 Essential Oils for you which are useful for a wide variety of purposes!

Bergamot

Bergamot is best known to prevent oily skin and acne. It is also used for tension, wounds, coughs, stress, and as an antidepressant.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a highly aromatic, spicy oil that’s used for flu, rheumatism, warts, coughs, colds and viral infections.

Read more about cinnamon in this post HERE.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is best known for reducing emotional stress, depression and pre-menstrual tension. It is great for treating sore throat, use as a sedative, aches and pains.

Eucalyptus

One of most popular essential oil, eucalyptus is best known for treating sore throats, coughs, sinusitis, skin infections, aches and pains, as well as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory solution.

Read more about eucalyptus in this post HERE.

Geranium

Geranium can be beneficial for menstrual, menopausal and infertility problems. This uplifting oil has a great all over balancing effect. Use for skin care to assist with eczema, psoriasis and shingles

Lavender

The most popular essential oil, lavender is suitable for all skin types and is used for burns, inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, dermatitis, fainting, headaches, insomnia, migraine, nausea, nervous tension, inflections, bacterial conditions, sores, acne, and sores.

Read more about lavender in this post HERE.

Patchouli

Patchouli helps heal infections and insect bites, and lessens stress related problems and addictions. It is great for balancing acne-prone, inflamed, cracked or mature skin. Patchouli also aids in treatment of oily skin, hair, scalp disorders, eczema, and wrinkles.

Read more about patchouli in this post HERE.

Peppermint

Peppermint is excellent for mental fatigue and depression, soothing an upset stomach, aiding in digestion and reducing aches and pains.

Rosemary

Rosemary is good for treating skin infections, muscular aches and pains, sprains, dandruff and is effective in aromatherapy for clearing the mind, mental awareness and fatigue.

Sandalwood

Sandalwood helps soothe chapped, irritated skin. It balances the mind and spirit, aids in meditation and calms the nervous system.

Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange can be used effectively on the immune system -as well as for colds and flu – to eliminate toxins in the body. It is also helpful in balancing water retention. Refreshing and relaxing, this oil is ideal for aromatherapy.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree can be used to heal abscesses, acne, burns, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, warts, dandruff and infected wounds. It wards off bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Keep In Mind

12 essential oil for 2011

As with all new products, remember to use caution when handling any essential oil. Keep away from eyes and discontinue use if irritation occurs.

When using a new essential oil for topical application, we always recommend testing the oil for reaction first. To do so, mix 1 drop of essential oil with a carrier oil of your choice and dab on your skin (crook of the elbow is best). Allow the oils to sit for at least 1 hour to ensure no reaction occurs.

Next week, we’ll discuss the different application methods of essential oils for the maximum health and wellness benefits.

The Essential Oils Mentioned In This Post

Bergamot 100% Pure Essential Oil
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Cinnamon Leaf 100% Pure Essential Oil
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Clary Sage 100% Pure Essential Oil
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Eucalyptus 100% Pure Essential Oil
Geranium 100% Pure Essential Oil
Geranium 100% Pure Essential Oil
Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil
Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil
Patchouli 100% Pure Essential Oil
Patchouli 100% Pure Essential Oil
Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil
Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil
Rosemary 100% Pure Essential Oil
Rosemary 100% Pure Essential Oil
Sandalwood 100% Pure Essential Oil
Sandalwood 100% Pure Essential Oil
Sweet Orange 100% Pure Essential Oil
Sweet Orange 100% Pure Essential Oil
Tea Tree 100% Pure Essential Oil
Tea Tree 100% Pure Essential Oil
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Plantlife Products of 2010

YEAR IN REVIEW: Top Plantlife Products of 2010

Happy Holidays! We thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of our “Most Popular Products” of 2010. But how do we determine what a best product is? Do we look at the number of products sold… or do we care more about the feedback that we get from our customers?

Since we’re also very popular amongst retail stores like Whole Foods, Mothers Market, Vitamin Cottage, HEB and Ricky’s, is a top product based on what’s sold in stores?

So we took a look at all of these aspects to come up with the best products list.

What’s interesting is that as we began to look at these “top” lists, we realized the Plantlife community really likes a wide range of stuff. So take a look at the “Best Plantlife Products of 2010” list:

1. Lemongrass Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

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Lemongrass Aromatherapy Soap

Enriched with organic calendula extract for silky, healing suds, this soap deep cleans, tones and revitalizes. Useful for oily or acne prone skin. Also a great soap for the kitchen!
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

2. Patchouli Aromatherapy Herbal Soap

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Patchouli Aromatherapy Soap

The perfect soap to use before meditation or romance. Its lingering aroma stays on the skin and is excellent for dry, cracked, chapped, inflamed or aged skin.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

3. Tea Tree Essential Oil

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree can be used to clear abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, athlete’s foot, cold sores, blemishes, diaper rash, warts, dandruff and infected wounds. It wards off bacteria, fungi and viruses.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

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Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus is known for its antiseptic, antibacterial and disinfecting properties. Can be used for coughs, sinusitis, respiratory infections, sores and wounds. Add a few drops to laundry to kill mites.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

5. Stress Relief Bath Salt

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Stress Relief Bath Salt

Melt away the stresses of the day with this synergistic formula specially combined to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

6. Sore Muscle Bath Salt

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Sore Muscle Bath Salts

Release body tension with this complex formula intended to aid in relaxing sore, tired, overworked muscles and reducing pain and inflammation.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

7. Stress Relief Massage Oil

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Stress Relief Massage Oil

Melt away the stresses of the day with this synergistic formula specially combined to soothe the nerves and calm the mind.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

8. Relax Massage Oil

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Relax Massage Oil

A fresh, warming aroma to soothe and calm the body and mind for total relaxation. Perfect for every day use for the whole family.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

9. Herbal Lip Balm

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Herb-P Lip Balm

Customers have told us that nothing compares to this lip balm! Soothing protection for lips, cuticles and even minor first aid for cuts! A top seller since 1994.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

10. Lemongrass Body Oil

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Lemongrass Body Oil

Perk up your spirits with the fresh, citrus aroma of Lemongrass. Makes the skin smell so clean! A great deodorizing oil, especially during the summer months.
CLICK HERE to see more details on this product.

Top 3 Scents in Body Wash and Body Lotion

1. Vanilla Orange

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Vanilla Orange Body Wash

Soothing, healing and inviting, the gentle aroma of pure vanilla blended with fragrant orange blossoms is reminiscent of a 50/50 ice cream bar. Yummy for all ages.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Vanilla Orange scent.

2. Lemongrass

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Lemongrass Body Wash

Lemongrass is a fresh smelling oil that can be used for fighting jet lag, cellulite, revitalizing a tired body and mind, as well as keeping the family pet free of fleas and ticks.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Lemongrass scent.

3. Lavender

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Lavender Body Wash

Lavender is well known for its many healing properties and is recommended by most natural practitioners to calm, soothe and relax the mind and body.
CLICK HERE to see all Plantlife products with Lavender  scent.

 

 

 

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How many of our top 10s have you tried?

We’d love to hear what your favorite Plantlife product is this year?

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7 Awesome Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

7 Awesome Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

 

Feeling stressed at work? Or maybe you’re overwhelmed with all the holiday shopping you’ve yet to finish (for some of us shopping can be stressful)! Here at Plantlife, we’re all about helping you feel better with what nature has to offer.

In this post, we’re going to show you the benefits of using products made with Lavender Essential oil – Specifically our 100% pure Bulgarian Lavender Essential oil.

Brief History of Lavender Usage

Lavender Essential oil is commonly extracted from the Lavender plants by steam distillation. Traditionally it has been used for its healing powers from a sedative to a natural antiseptic.

It was also commonly harvested for its unique aroma which has been prized not only as an excellent ingredient in perfumes but also in sachets and potpourris.

For centuries, English farmers used Lavender flowers to prevent headaches and sunstroke by placing the buds in their hats while they worked.

Interestingly, during World War I Lavender was used by hospitals as an antiseptic and disinfectant, treating wounds and sterilizing medical equipment.

Today, we use Lavender in much the same way. You’ll find it in a myriad of products ranging from bubble bath to high end skin care products and even topical scar treatment medicine.

That being said, it has become much more economical for some companies to use synthetic Lavender fragrance oil which does not offer the same therapeutic benefits as its natural counterpart.

Lavender Essential Oil Benefits

Lavender essential oil has a light, fresh aroma which blends well with many other essential oils including Cedarwood, Pine Needle, Clary Sage, Geranium and Nutmeg.

So what are some of the specific ways you can use Lavender essential oil? Here are 7 practical ways to get you started:

  1. Headaches and migraines – Lavender essential oil has a calming aroma which makes it an excellent nerve tonic. It aids in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.
  2. Insomnia – Lavender essential oil is ideal for those who have trouble falling or staying asleep as it improves the length and quality of sleep.
  3. Scrapes and wounds – Due to its powerful antiseptic properties, Lavender essential oil can increase cell growth and aid in the formation of scar tissue. It has been used to heal wounds, cuts, burns and sunburns rapidly.
  4. Anxiety and depression – It is an excellent tonic for the nervous system. It’s known to remove nervous exhaustion and restlessness while increasing mental activity and relaxation.
  5. Digestive issues – Lavender soothes the lining of the digestive tract and increases the mobility of the intestine. In addition to this, lavender stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile and thus aids in treating indigestion, stomach pain, colic, flatulence, vomiting and diarrhea.
  6. Skin care – Just like it can be used for scrapes and wounds, lavender essential oil can also be used to treat skin disorders such as acne, burns, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, sunburn, seborrhea and skin inflammation.
  7. Pain relief – A regular massage with Lavender essential oil provides relief from pain in the joints as well as pains caused by sore muscles, tense muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, backache and lumbago.

Simply put, lavender essential oil is a must-have for every home and is a great asset in treating a number of health concerns.

 

How To Use Lavender Essential Oil:

  • Bath – Excellent for tired muscles, relaxation and stress relief. Add 6-8 drops Lavender essential oil into your warm bath water and vigorously agitate water. Or you can use Plantlife Lavender Bath Salts to receive the benefits of Lavender as well as the Celtic Sea Salt. Lie back and enjoy!
  • Diffusing – Great to promote relaxation. Diffuse right before bed for a good nights sleep or diffuse in your home to calm everyone’s nerves. Make sure it’s always 100% pure essential oil and not some fake fragrance, which has no benefit. Want to learn how to diffuse properly? Watch this video.
  • Massage – Use Plantlife Lavender Massage Oil for your next massage, a great way to not only relax the mind but also tight, sore muscles.
  • Compress – In a bowl of cool water (about 8oz), add 6-8 drops Lavender essential oil and gently swirl to mix. Soak a cloth then squeeze out the excess water and apply. Great for headaches, tired eyes (too much computer…) or to rejuvenate the skin on your face! Excellent for sunburns, burns, chaffed skin and so much more.

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Check out these products made with our 100% pure lavender essential oil:

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Tangerine & Lavender Candle
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Lavender Aromatherapy Massage Oil
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Lavender Body Lotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lavender Aromatherapy Soap
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100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil
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Lavender Bath Salt 3oz, also available in 16oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lavender Foam Soap
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Lavender Candle
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Lavender Body Wash
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Sports Relief Essential Oil Blend
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