Here is the time line of the history of Gary Young and how he came to understand the importance of oils to healing. The right thing to do is try one of these oils and see if it helps you in the areas of mental health, healing or overall good feeling.
The name lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means "to wash." Lavender may have earned this name because it was frequently used in baths to help purify the body and spirit. However, this herb has also been used as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue. Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.
We were told to rub the oils on the tops and bottoms of our feet and the body knows exactly where to take them to the other parts of ones body in order to heal itself. The pores are biggest on the feet and that is why they can be absorbed better. We were told that if you smell an oil, how your body reacts to the aroma will tell you if you need it. If you think it just smells awful or if you love it due to a trigger of a memory it creates you should use it. If it is of no degree and your body has no response then it probably isn't for you. I don't know about the smelling awful that you really need it. That doesn't sound logical to me. It smelled divine inside the gift shop with all the lavender aroma in the air. We bought sachets to put in the underwear/sock drawer for $2.
Over the cross a sign is nailed bearing the inscription INRI: Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum, Latin for: Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews. Before he dies, he speaks: Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing (Luke 23:24).
I leave you with the medicinal purposes of lavender: Enjoy!
In aromatherapy, lavender is used for treating depression, amenorrhea, burns, acne, rashes, arthritis, athlete's foot, carpal tunnel syndrome, psoriasis, vaginitis, insomnia, pain, palpitations, anxiety and nervousness. As massage oil, lavender relaxes muscles and eases tension. Lavender oil is used in diffusers, salves, bath products, and undiluted as a topical essential oil. Lavender oil should not be taken internally.
Lavender's Active Ingredients
Lavender oil contains the natural alcohol linalool; ketones; esters; and aldehydes. Linalol provides lavender's antiseptic properties by effectively killing bacteria and viruses. Linalol also helps healing skin irritations including burns, wounds, acne and sores. The aldehydes in lavender are responsible for its distinct aroma and soothing properties. The ketones in lavender effectively reduce pain and inflammation and help induce sleep. The esters in lavender reduce soreness and swelling, prevent muscle spasms, fight fungal infections and prevent scarring. The esters in lavender also help relieve tension, depression and hysteria, and they help regulate moods.
Used in skin products, lavender helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing of rashes, bruises, minor cuts and sores. In one Los Angeles clinic, lavender oil is used for skin cancer, osteomalacia, facial ulcers and insect bites. Lavender also helps balance oil production and prevent scarring. In shampoos, lavender helps prevent dandruff, and as a final hair rinse lavender combined with lemon oil and diluted in mineral water, helps restore sheen in dry, damaged hair. The oils should be added to the water at least 30 minutes before using to ensure proper solubility.