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Lavender, the Peaceful Purple Flower

In your mind’s eye, spin the globe we’re on and situate yourself just above the Black Sea. On the western bank sits the mountainous country of Bulgaria. Zoom in and feel your breath taken away by expansive fields of delicate purple blossoms stretching as far as the eye can see. You’ve arrived at the source of dōTERRA® Lavender! Here farmers are hard at work, proudly farming and harvesting these beautiful lavender fields for the purpose of distillation into the essential oil you’ve come to know and love for its serene aroma and calming effects.

From ancient times, people have known there was something special about the delightful and delicate lavender flower. Used by ancient Egyptians and Romans for bathing, perfume, and even cooking, this floral oil’s most notable attribute in the modern day is its ultra relaxing nature; so Lavender’s most popular uses tend to center on slumber. Bring balance and bliss to bedtime in your home with a blend starring lovely Lavender!

Twinkling Stars Diffuser Blend

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 2 drops Geranium

To encourage those blinks to keep getting steadily slower, add a few drops of Lavender to your dreamer’s pillowcase, bedding, and the bottoms of their feet. All of this peaceful drifting off to dreamland can be pleasantly preceded by a warm bath that’s been kissed by a few drops of Lavender in the water.

But what about during your waking hours, when your head is nowhere near a pillow and it would be downright inappropriate to doze off as if you didn’t have a care in the world? Like all essential oils, Lavender is versatile; and it will not be confined to this one single application. Call on Lavender when things are hectic and schedules are spinning, when pressure feels high and the atmosphere stressful. Breathe deeply while diffusing, or inhale a drop of Lavender from your cupped palms to let those peaceful purple flowers do their daytime thing!

A sudden downpour has been known to bring many an aggressive schedule to a halt, forcing us to reassess and occasionally let nature take over our plans. That’s exactly the idea behind the following diffuser blend: to reset the mood and surround you with peaceful feelings of Lavender-laced renewal.

Rainy Afternoon

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Vetiver
  • 2 drops Lemon

Of all the oils available to us, Lavender is the one you can depend on to promote tranquility every time. Topically, you’ll want to keep Lavender by your side to purify, soothe and repair occasional skin irritations. For example, if you’ve been kissed by the sun’s rays beyond what would be considered wise or comfortable, tend to those areas kindly with a spray of Lavender mixed with Tea Tree and Peppermint. Your skin will thank you. There’s a reason the name of this oil contains a Latin root meaning “to wash,” and we join the ranks of the ancients when we take advantage of Lavender’s powerful cleansing ability in conjunction with its soothing aroma.

Treat your senses, quiet your restlessness, and support serenity with this one peaceful purple flower. It’s all yours in dōTERRA Lavender. Sweet dreams!

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