I had a phase where I collected Swiss Army knife. Had it in various colors and sizes. Would always have one with me at all time. I still have it with my carkeys now. But now have my very own version of “Swiss Army Knife”, even my elder 2 bring it to school . No one should be without it!
Lavender essential oil is my new ‘ Swiss Army Knife’ because there are a multitude of uses for it. Lavender is universally regarded as the most versatile essential oil.Known for its antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, sedative,anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has come in handy in various situation for me. I used it when Uzair fried chicken and had cooking oil merecik to his face, on Uwais who had leaf-cut (ya people usually get paper cut but he had leaf-cut… he was pulling some leaves from the ground to feed the goats), on harith’s hand who touched the motor exhaust (managed to avoid from any burnt blister to happen on all occasion that involve burnt, mashaa Allah), on the kids who often have falls, bruise, cuts and bumps (yup, somehow those 4 are just too common in my household ) . It helps stop bleeding of the cut and has healing properties (my kids often help prepare meals, cuts do happen). Few months ago, i had some guests over…was in the kitchen do prepare some drinks, and my friend confusedly said “munirah…your son is crying in the room..and screaming ‘ lavender, lavender, lavender’ “. I was like “ohh..die jatuh lah tu. asking for lavender nak apply” . Went to the room to check on him…true enough…uwais jatuh tegolek.
Useful for bedtime too. Recently, I helped put 3 babies to sleep at a wedding. After finish eating, helped to carry a baby so the mom can have her dinner, applied some lavender on the baby…and off to lalaland in 15 mins. Helped carry the next baby to allow another mom have her hands free to enjoy dinner…and again another baby fall asleep in 15 mins. And next thing I know, another mom passed me her baby, hihi. Third baby..took me less than 10mins J. It has a calming effect on the central nervous system , a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime. Oh, not to forget how useful it is for allergies. Also a great after sun relief. I also use it for my laundry.
Oh, and for the most common thingy among babies n kids, cold n flu.
Lots of other uses.
Lavender is so versatile…whenever it doubt, we use lavender!
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