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Lavender and Frankincense Delight

8th May 2017

We all know the benefits of Lavender which comes from the latin word ,lavare; to wash.  It is such a cleansing, purifying essential oil.  It is also healing.  I have always had it in my medicine chest and whenever my kids got a fall or a burn or a bruise I always smeared it on the wound and it healed up great.  I also had it for other purposes; that of cleaning.  I still make up a concoction of water, lavander and citronella in a spray container which I use to clean the toilet bowl.

 

In my soaps, lavender continues to do its work; cleaning, healing and antiseptic.  I have lots of frankincense nuggets which I pound into dust and then soak in olive oil for at least 3 months.  This, I then put into the soap just at the end of mixing before trace time.  It is known to reduce the effects of aging on the skin, tightening it up and reducing wrinkles.  I use this frankincense oil  every morning on my face and besides its moisturising effect, it gives me a calm feeling, a feeling of great peace.  No wonder it is reputed to reduce stress and anxiety.

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