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Some of the healing properties include:
*tonic to the nervous system, including treating anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and emotional distress
*treats headaches and migraines
*helps induce sleep
*helps with sore muscles, sprains, backache, and joint pain
*helps with hormone balance
*helps relieve PMS
*helps to treat urinary tract inflammation
*helpful remedies for colds, flu, and coughs
*helps to treat asthma and bronchitis
*can help to kill lice and nits
*helps promote circulation
*great for treating a number of digestive issues
(You can read more here for further helpful details.)
Do you see why I love it so much? For detailed information on how you can use this oil on children, I recommend buying the book from amazon, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (it is on my recommended book list). This book includes a variety of ways to use lavender and many other essential oils on your child.
One of my favorite ways of using lavender right now is putting a drop on a cotton ball and placing the cotton ball near my pillow (away from my eyes) and enjoying the beautiful aroma while I sleep.
I also enjoy putting 2-3 drops on a cotton ball and placing in a closet - you can refresh as needed every few days.
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