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  • The Language of Love- Blog 22
  • judy griffin
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The Language of Love- Blog 22

The Language of Love- Blog 22

           

Lovers have used the aroma of lavender for centuries to express the innocence and pure intentions of love. Women are especially drawn to the clean scent of lavender. They enjoy it in cologne, cosmetics, household cleaners and laundry. Lavender is a to scent linen and spray, or diffuse in a room. Lavender is the most used essential oil, most beneficial and least toxic.

            Lavandula officinalis is native to Iraq and southern France, growing in mountainous terrain. This is the wild species, growing on steep slopes in rocky soil. The wild mountain variety has many hybrid species. The most popular is Lavandula angustifolia, a lager plant producing more blooms and essential oil. The original, wild lavender is not commercially grown because each plant must be cut individually by hand and carried to the valley to be distilled. Horticulturist crossed L. officinalis and L. angustifolia with a native Spanish L. latifolia to produce lavendin, the variety that is grown commercially today.

            Lavendin can be grown in lower altitudes in large fields. Harvesting can be done by machine. The long spikes of blue flowers produce an abundant supply of essential oil that keeps the price reasonable. Lavendin is sterile, producing no seed for reproduction. A clone, Lavendin grosso, is the preferred lavender for commercial growing. Grosso grows as tall as a 6-foot man or women, with floral, blue spikes reaching for the sky. These varieties do not produce the most healing essential oil. Most is diluted and sold as inexpensive bath oil, and cleaning products.

            Aromatherapists and natural perfumers use Lavandula officinalis and angustifolia only. These are less likely to be diluted and have an exquisite aroma. These varieties have over 160 healing properties that successfully treat a long list of complaints. The cost is affordable, especially considering the list of benefits L. officinalis has an aroma that restores the nerves and stimulates the body’s defenses. In medieval times, L. officinalis was believed to produce and maintain purity and character. To offer someone lavender was to offer love in its purest form.

            The word Lavandula is derived from the Latin root, “lavare”, which means to wash. Lavender is both deodorizing and detoxifying. I use the hydrolate as a natural deodorant. The natural cleansing properties treat external ulcers, boils, abscesses, and wounds. Lavender is one of the few essential oils, which can be worn undiluted. It has antiseptic qualities to disinfect the wound, and pain relieving properties as a nervine. Lavender stimulates white blood cell production that rush to the site, remove toxins, and bacteria.

            Lavender is also the best treatment for burns and subsequent scarring. Saturating a burn in lavender oil will relieve pain and greatly increase healing. It can also be diluted in aloe gel as a carrier.

 

Burn Formula

In 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel add:

6 drops L. officinalis

Stir several times before applying directly to a burn. Repeat several times daily until the wound heals. Store any leftover in a dark glass bottle and screw cap. Refrigerate.

            It is a well-known story that I restored 50% of my youngest son’s hearing in 3 weeks using lavender oil. He has since heard everything he wants! Use the following formula for earaches. Do not allow the dilution to get inside the ear canal. The application relaxes people.

 

Ear Oil

In 1-teaspoon olive oil or St. John’s Wort oil add:

2 drops L. officinalis

Apply to the front of the outside ear and down to the side of the neck. One drop of the dilution may also be put on a cotton ball and loosely applied to the inside of the ear.

 

            The most important therapeutic effect of lavender is on the heart. Lavender strengthens the heart by lowering blood pressure when necessary and calming arrhythmias, racing heartbeats, and nervous lovers. Let’s start and end this session with the language lovers comprehend: calming and uplifting blends for massage and stress reduction. As the heart is supported and strengthened, love will rush in.

 

Heart and Soul

In 2 ounces of carrier oil, add:

30 drops of L. officinalis

10 drops of Bergamot

5 drops Lemon Balm

4 drops Peru Balsam

5 drops Sandalwood

Bottle in a dark glass with a screw cap. Allow to cure at least 3 hours before messaging the upper back, arms and chest. Refrigerate leftover blend to keep the citrus oils from loosing potency. The following spicy scents are warming and stimulating, releasing psychological tension.

 

Getting in the Mood

In 2 ounces of carrier oil, add:

10 drops of L. officinalis

6 drops Jasmine (sambuc is very sensual)

5 drops Mandarin Citrus reticulate

2 drops Immortelle, Helichrysum angustifolium

1 drop Juniper, Juniperus communis

2 drops Coriander

1 drop Clary Sage

Bottle in a dark glass with a screw cap. Allow to cure overnight for best effects, or at least 3 hours. Massage chest, upper arms and shoulders, thighs, and lower back, carefully avoiding broken skin. This blend keeps a women’s heart open and interested.

 

 

 

 

 

All Heart

In 1 ounce of carrier oil, add:

15 drops of L. officinalis

10 drops Neroli

5 drops Rose

10 drops Ylang ylang absolute

5 drops Benzoin, styrax

Bottle in a dark glass with a screw top for 3 days before applying drops on the base of the throat and chest. Men will attract the women of their dreams with this scent. This blend uses lavender absolute to reduce the very floral scents, though still heavenly.

 

Man’s Best Scent

In 1 ounce of carrier oil, add:

10 drops Lavender absolute

6 drops Sandalwood

1 drop Jasmine

1 drop Patchouli

3 drops Orange

Bottle in a dark glass with a screw cap. Allow to cure for 3 hours, or up to 3 days. Apply to the neck before leaving for the night or going on a date.

 

  • judy griffin
  • AromatherapyEssential OilsHow 2......Herbal RecipesPetite Fleur Essences; Essential Oils; Herbal Tinctures