lavender uses for preppers

Lavender Essential Oil
The many uses of Lavender essential oil in prepping

Lavish in lavender if you're a prepper!
Lavender has a mesmerizing aroma for humans, but the same
fresh scent will make the bugs skedaddle and so much more.

Attracting humans and repelling bugs is just the start! Lavender
has infinite uses for preppers. Among the highlights of lavender is
that it can help heal wounds, kill staph infections, and can treat
parasitic infections, burns, insect bites, and spasms. Yes,
lavender is scientifically proven that it does all that and much
more. Below are some of the many ways to use lavender
essential oils in prepping...

How to prep with lavender essential oil
Here's why you'll want to lavish in lavender...

Lavender Use #1: antibiotic (topical and dietary).
Man-made antibiotics hinder the body and to an extent shut down
the immune system, but there are natural antibiotics that work in
synergy. Lavender is one of them: it's both an
antibiotic and an
antiseptic.

Lavender as a topical antibiotic.
Lavender is a natural antibiotic (prevent, inhibit or destroy
microorganisms, including fungi and parasites, not just bacteria)
To help you understand the concentration of this powerful liquid,
know it takes around fifty pounds of lavender to make a tiny
bottle of essential oil. This can help you realize the healing
compounds that you'll get in a bottle of essential oils.

The
antibiotic properties of lavender are intriguing. Lavender
essential oil* has been known to kill staph infections resistant to
traditional antibiotics. Want proof? The abstract on the amazing
anti-bacterial activity of lavender essential oil against three
strains of Staphylococcus aureu received notoriety when published
by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of
Health. What's more, this study demonstrates the potential of
essential oils as "antibacterial agents for use in the treatment of
MRSA infection."

It's important to not that like other antibiotics, lavender has no
effect on viruses.

  • How to use Lavender essential Oil as a topical antibiotic.
    As a topical antibiotic, blend lavender essential oil with
    juniper oil using as the base oil in equal parts. You'll note
    that juniper berry oil produces skin warmth which may also
    help ease the discomfort, but it has no antimicrobial activity
    on its own. Lavender oil is generally kid safe, and a good
    brand is Plant Therapy above right.

Lavender as a dietary supplement (and natural antibiotic).
Lavender is known to help address patients needs for loss of
appetite, vomiting, nausea, intestinal gas (flatulence), and upset
stomach. In foods and beverages, lavender is used as a flavor
component.

  • How to use lavender essential oil as an herbal
    supplement. Choose a food-grade lavender, such as that
    from OliveNation, pictured immediate right. This lavender oil
    is food grade and steam distilled. Experiment and use
    lavender sparingly in your cooking. You can also buy organic
    lavender for use in your recipes. Try lavender ice cream!

Among the top essentials oils for their immune boosting strength
are eucalyptus,
peppermint essential oil, tea tree, thyme, and of
course, lavender.

Lavender Use #2: antifungal.
The prepper go-to antifungal treatment is tea tree oil, but now
preppers can reach for the lavender essential oil too! According to
ScienceDaily.com, "
lavender oil has potent antifungal effect"
especially against strains of fungi responsible for skin, like  
Athletes' foot and ringworm, as well as nail infections. And
there's more promising news about lavender essential oil.

In clinical studies, "
lavender oil shows both fungistatic and
fungicidal activity against C. albicans strains." In the abstract
published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National
Institutes of Health, lavender essential oil at a 2% concentration
killed 100% of the C. albicans!

  • Candida: If you have a white coat on your tongue, you likely
    have candida albicans and lavender essential oil can help kill
    it! Candida Albicans is a kind of yeast infection, or fungi,
    found in the mouth, intestinal tract and vaginal area. If you
    have candida, you can look to lavender essential oil as well
    as clove oil, myrrh oil and oregano essential oil help to kill
    parasites and fungi in the body.

  • How to use lavender essential oil as an anti-fungal for
    nails: Begin applying at the first signs of a fungal infection
    as with a thickened toenail. Alternatively, tea tree oil or
    lemon essential oil may also be applied for effectiveness
    against nail fungus with tea tree oil being the most effective.

Lavender Use #3: antiseptic.
Cultivated for its aromatic leaves, lavender is in the mint family
and has a clean fresh scent. It's no wonder that
lavender is an
antiseptic. (Antiseptics are antimicrobial substances applied to
skin tissue). The botanical name, Lavandula, which means "to
wash."  Lavender has been used for centuries for laundering, but
is also a great hand and wound cleanser. On cuts it stops
bleeding!

Reduces appearance of scars.
Applied topically, lavender will help your skin heal fast and reduce
the appearance of scars. It has the side effect of being a pain
reliever.

  • How to use lavender essential oil of scars. Lavender
    essential oil easily can minimize the appearance of scars.
    Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and
    apply directly to the scar tissue. Results won't be
    immediate, but do it daily and you will see results. Combine
    with lemon essential oil for even better results.

Helps with burn scarring, too.
Lavender has both antiseptic and analgesic properties, which will
ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It's the
cytophylactic properties of lavender that promote rapid healing
and helps reduce scarring from burns. A cytophylactic substance
increases leucocytes to fight infection and protect the cells of the
organism.

  • How to use Lavender essential Oil as an antiseptic:
    Dr. Joseph Mercola suggests using lavender essential for skin
    conditions (burns, acne and wounds) by diluting it with a
    proper carrier oil.

Lavender use #4: allergy relief.
A study confirms that inhalation of lavender essential oil
suppresses allergic airway inflammation
. If you want a natural
alternative to relief asthma, consider asking your physician about
lavender essential oil inhalation, which according to the abstract
published in the U.S.  National Library of Medicine National
Institutes of Health, suppresses allergic airway inflammation.

  • How to use lavender essential oils for allergy relief. Use a
    diffuser with water and add a few drops of lavender essential
    oil. Alternatively, you can simply rub a few drops of lavender
    essential oil in the palm of your hand, rub your hands
    together, and cup your hands over your nose to inhale.

Lavender Use #5: analgesic (pain relief).
It may surprise you to know that lavender essential oil is an
analgesic to reduce pain, but it is. Lavender essential oil has a
sedating effects that can relax muscles.

Scientifically explored, the analgesic and anti-inflammatory
activities of [lavender essential oil] "demonstrates its important
therapeutic potential." The abstract, published by the U.S.
National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, studied
the
Antioxidant, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of
lavender essential oil. The study concluded also that there were
no toxic effects of lavender.

  • How to use Lavender essential Oil as an analgesic: Dr.
    Joseph Mercola suggest to massage lavender essential as a
    relief for muscle or joint pain.

Lavender Use #6: antibacterial (kills bacteria).
In addition to having antiseptic qualities to clean wounds,
lavender is also a natural
antibacterial. In other words, lavender
is active against bacteria to slow down or halt it. Perhaps it's the
anti-inflammatory properties, which reduce infection and stop the
bleeding. Whatever the case, lavender essential oil is ideal to
stop bleeding and begin healing of wounds.

Applied topically lavender oil is effective treatment for burns, skin
rashes and even cold sores! One important caveat on topical use
of lavender oil:
lavender oil can cause breast growth in young
boys, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services. It's generally safe for everyone else.

  • Lavender heals burns. Lavender is the prepper essential oil
    most commonly associated with burns and healing of the
    skin. As mentioned above, lavender essential oil can help
    with healing burn scars, but it can also help with the general
    healing. Apply several drops of lavender essential oil to the
    burn and allow to absorb "neat" without any carrier oil.
    Repeat use three times daily until healed, and continue to
    prevent scarring. Frankincense also can help prevent the
    scarring and works well with lavender to heal burns.

Antibiotics can be transported through the lymphatic system to
destroy bacteria within the body, whereas an
antiseptic is an
antimicrobial substance applied to the skin to help prevent
infection.

Lavender Use #7: Helps bugs skedaddle!
Bugged by bugs? Lavender will help you get rid of all sorts of
pesky critters:


Lavender use #8: Menstrual cramps.
Lavender can soothe a woman through menstruation.  For
menstrual relief, try diffusion for associated conditions of
depression, irritability, and nervousness; however use of a
compress may help more to relieve the physical pain.
According to a study published in the U.S. National Library of
Medicine  National Institutes of Health, lavender essential oil
has a "
more important role in reduction of pain severity" than
other oils.

  • How to use lavender essential oil for menstrual cramps:
    Dr. Josh Axe, (DNM, DC, CNS is a certified doctor of natural
    medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist)
    suggests seven natural remedies for menstrual cramps, and
    among them he recommends you apply ylang ylang oil,
    lavender oil and peppermint essential oil with a warm
    compress to reduce pain.

Lavender Use #9: Sedative and mood stabilizer.
Lavender is well known for its ability to induce relaxation, and
studies have shown it's also a mood stabilizer. As an anxiolytic (a
natural drug used to reduce anxiety), lavender is effective.

As a prepper, you'll want to grab lavender essential oil to help
you relax! Prepping can be stressful in crisis times and that's
when lavender essential oil can help. You'll sleep better with
lavender because lavender acts as a sedative.

Lavender has an overall calming effect on the body.In short, this
will help aid in sleep and reduce anxiety and act as a sedative.

  • How to use Lavender as a sedative. There are several ways
    to use lavender as a sedative. A common way is to make an
    eye wrap with lavender. An aromatic sachet of lavender or a
    dab of lavender essential oil will help provide a relaxed state
    for preppers who are highly stressed in uncertain times.

Lavender Use #10: Lowering blood pressure.
Because it has sedative qualities, lavender essential oil is also
effective at lowering blood pressure.

According to Dr. Josh Axe, Doctor of Functional Medicine, "
The
most effective essential oils for lowering blood pressure are
lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage and frankincense."

Note: Lavender essential oil blends well with almost any other
essential oil. The lavender aroma becomes more flowery when it
evolves. Lavender blends well with
lemon essential oil and thyme
essential oil.

Happy endings...
Lavender essential oils can help you reduce worries and tension.
It's a wonderful addition to meditation, massage and bedtime
routines and so much more. Make sure you have plenty of
lavender essential oil on hand.

Lavender essential oil is among the most versatile of aromatic
essences known to mankind. It's among the top prepper essential
oils.

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