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Aromatherapy 101: Lavender love

If there is one essential oil that you must have in your wellness kit, it's LAVENDER! Lavender has a fresh, floral aroma that is soothing and yet, invigorating!

The peace of lavender

Essential oils work their physical, emotional and psychological wonders by interacting with the olfactory nerves or entering through the skin; thus, affecting the limbic system in the brain. Lavender is an adaptogen and can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It's great for relaxation, but also has balancing properties to boost stamina and energy. Lavender also helps heal emotional issues and trauma.

Therapeutic grade lavender has infinite uses and benefits:

  • Eliminates nervous tension
  • Relieves pain in muscles& joints
  • Disinfects the scalp & skin
  • Enhances blood circulation
  • Eases respiratory symptoms
  • Induces restful sleep
  • Strengthens immune system

"True aromatherapy is only gained by essential oils derived from nature," says Mindy Green, co-author of "Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art."

Create your own sacred and relaxing experience, using lavender, with these two yummy "recipes":

Lavender Spa Bath: 2 cups Epsom Salts; 20 drops therapeutic grade lavender essential oil...soak in warm bath for at least 15 minutes. This relaxing bath will extract toxins from the body and reduce inflammation and bloat.

Lavender Lemonade: Using fresh, organic lemons(wash well), add Agave Nectar to sweeten your favorite lemonade concoction. Add 7 drops of therapeutic grade lavender essential oil per 32 oz. Sip and Savor!

For more information about the wellness benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils, contact the Vegas Holistic Health Emporium at

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