In my bathroom, I have a chest filled with 100% pure essential oils, they are my healing oils. One of my favorite healing oil is lavender, I love the healing benefits of lavender.   Just like everything else in my life, the essential oils are an integrated part of me.  Breast cancer has brought me to the holistic healing road I am traveling.  Along with a healthy diet consisting of raw juicing and organic foods, I have incorporated aromatherapy essential oils in my daily life for healing.

Lavender essential oil soothed my breast during radiation treatment.  The compounds within the oil repaired and replenished my skin and there were no signs of skin eruptions or pain from the radiation. Immediately after each radiation treatment at Sylvester Cancer Center, I would apply lavender all over my breast. Instantly I would begin to feel the cooling effect on my severely burned skin.  The radiation treatments were given 5 days a week for three consecutive months.  My daily routine would be to rub the oil on my breast after treatment and before going to bed.  On the weekend, I would apply the essential oil in the morning, afternoon and evening.  The only time I would not apply the oil was before treatments because my skin needed to be clean of perfumes, creams and oils.  It was unbelievable, my doctor and the radiation technicians would marvel over the condition of my breast, they would say, “Your skin looks great, no signs of blistering or skin eruptions.”

As time passes I continue to use the essential oil for relaxation, burns, cuts, muscle fatigue, headaches, as a deodorant and for the occasional pimple.  Whenever I have friends or family visiting me, I like to welcome their visit with a sprinkle of lavender essential oils on their pillow before they go to bed.  The following morning they would arise saying they had the best night sleep, isn’t that wonderful?

Here is a soothing recipe for lavender mint tea that I found on Care 2 for you to enjoy.  The two soothing herbs blend well to create a relaxing experience. Enjoy!~

Lavender Mint Tea
1 teaspoon fresh lavender flowers or 1/2 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves or 2 teaspoons dried mint
1 cup boiling water

In a teapot, combine the lavender flowers and mint. Pour boiling water over the mixture; steep 5 minutes.
Yield: 1 cup.

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