Welcome to Ella Mae's Seventh Child Essentials!

It is my hope and intention to inspire you on your journey of finding your true self... To encourage and help you to nurture your total well being by providing you with knowledge that I have learned and am learning in my day to day journey to my own authenticity... To also provide you with products made with love, care and the best ingredients nature has to offer!
Ella Mae's Seventh Child Essentials are all natural hair and body products made to order in small batches. They are made using no harsh chemicals or artificial preservatives.
Base products are made using only the fragrances of blended pure aroma therapeutic essential oils, butters and carrier oils. The blended pure oil combinations are selected to promote positive wellbeing, either inducing relaxation, stimulation or a combination of both!
Should you require, any product can be custom made especially for you by adding any fragrance you'd like.

I hope you are inspired with every post... That you take with you something positive to carry with you on your path toward your authentic Wholeness~

Please feel free to contact me at ellamaes7th@gmail.com about placing orders, product information, ingredients and usage.

Be You... Live You... Love You!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Essential of the Day... Lavender

Lavender: (Lavandula vera, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis)


Taken from: The Aromatherapy Bible written by Gill Farrer Halls

Decription: Lavender is a perennial, bushy shrub with silver, gray or green linear leaves and purple, violet flowers. The essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering tips.

Countries of Origin: France, Bulgaria, England, Morocco, Australia, Hungary, Spain, Tasmania.

Characteristics: Lavender has clean, fresh floral top notes and subtle green herbaceous undertones. It blends well with most other essential oils, especially other florals, citruces and herbs.

Main Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antiviral, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, tonic....

(WHEW!!! That was a mouthful! I don't even know what some of those words mean but will definitely be looking them up.)

"Lavender is by far the most popular, versatile and widely used of all the essential oils." ~ Gill Farrer Halls.

I love lavender! It is by far one of my favorite essentials and I use it almost daily. I also include it in all my products. It has a soothing, calming relaxing effect that balances ( and you know I love that word!) and normalizes the body functions and emotions. It's cure-all reputation has stood for thousands of years!

It is used in massage and bath oils for muscle aches and pain. A drop or two your pillow can relax and help with insomnia. It is also used for treating colds and flu. It counteracts the viruses causing the infection and also relieves many symptoms brought on by the cold or flu.

Mr. Farrer Hall also writes... "Psychologically,lavender is soothing, balancing and calming, helping with mood swings, depression and PMS. It's calming, relaxing effect can be used to facilitate meditation. Lavender's balancing qualities can restore harmony to the aura and help to balance the chakras."
I concur!! Not to mention the calming effect it has on your skin when used in facial cleansers and tonics! I use it with a mixture of camomile tea and distilled water as a toner after cleansing my face.

So next time you're having problems catching some z's feeling a bit overwhelmed, battling PMS, you're feeling off balanced or you feel a cold, the flu or even a headache coming on before you reach for a bottle of pills, try using some pure lavender essential oil first. It's even good for repelling insects and relieves the sting from their bites! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Contraindications: avoid in early pregnancies, especially if there is a history of miscarriages.

As Always... Be You... Live You... Love You!

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