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6/24/11 11:09 P

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Don't apologize. I am on the BLC 16 Challenge and gained a pound last week and I still salivated over the thought of lavender cupcakes!!!

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6/24/11 11:03 P

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I know I shouldn't be talking about those emoticon when we're suppose to be talking about lavender tea as a sleep aid. emoticon





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6/24/11 10:16 P

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Thanks for the info. I will hae to try it.

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6/24/11 10:07 P

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My mouth just started watering! emoticon

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6/24/11 10:00 P

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The lavender cupcakes are amazing! She also does rose, pink champange and a whole lot more..... emoticon





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6/24/11 9:45 P

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Lavender cupcakes! Now that sounds more interesting than lavender tea, how do they taste?

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6/24/11 6:36 P

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I have found it to be calming, as I have used it in a spray form and lotion.
I should wear it as a perfume at work since I deal with several kids that have ADD & ADHD, might calm them down. ;)
My daughter has a cupcake business and also sells lavender cupcakes...yummy! emoticon





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6/24/11 4:31 P

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I drink my latte with lavender syrup (de-caff coffee for me) and also use lavender essential oil in a bath salt. I use 1/2 Dead Sea Salt and 1/2 Epsom salt and generously sprinkle (8-10 drops of lavender, red thyme, and chamomile or cleary sage. It is so relaxing I find myself opening the jar and deep breathing the fragrance while I soak. Heavenly.

I also use the lavender oil 5-6 drops on dried lavender flowers and keep in a bowl next to my bed. I would think lavender herbal tea _non-caffeine before bed with a little milk and sugar would be relaxing. Try it!

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As a Nurse Practitioner I just want to caution you that most essential oils are so pure and concentrated you need to be careful about using more than a drop or two directly on your skin. You can mix the oils with a little cocoanut oil, almond oil, etc.

Peppermint is wonderful for headaches, Use o drop on your temple or back of neck...

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6/24/11 4:00 P

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Absolutely. Lavender is one of a small handful of oils that you can use at any age.

Granted, I'd cut back on the amount - one drop on your hands or the pillow case, maybe two drops in the tub. You could also try diluting it some, one drop in a teaspoon of oil

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6/24/11 1:55 P

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Hmm do you think this would work with a toddler having a temper tantrum?

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6/24/11 11:44 A

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If you go the essential oil route, I use Aura Cacia brand, you can generally get it at places like Whole Foods and herb shops. You want just a few drops - 2 to 4 - in your bath tub, or one or two drops on your pillow case at night. You can also put a drop on a cotton ball and carry it with you if your prone to stress. When my son is in a serious freak-out I usually put a drop or two on my palms and rub them together, then just try and hold him.

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6/24/11 11:36 A

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I will definitely give it a try! Might be a good stress release for me as well then. emoticon

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6/24/11 11:35 A

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Try the lavender then, definitely. One of the other effects it has is to calm the mind :) I use it on my 14 y/o ADHD son when he gets overwhelmed and melts down, it usually helps.

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6/24/11 11:31 A

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I have the problem of falling asleep or going to bed at a 'normal' hour. I'm a night owl but that doesn't go well with having a little one so to bed earliy is a must. Once I am asleep I can sleep no problem and I can sleep for a long time. It's letting myself go to bed and shutting my mind off thats the problem. I seem to think if I go to bed I'm going to miss something. emoticon

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6/24/11 11:24 A

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I haven't tried the tea, but I have often used essential oil of lavender in a bath or diffuser to help with insomnia. It does seem to work, if your problem is of the "falling asleep" variety (as opposed to the "can't stay asleep" which is my current bug-a-boo :( ).

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6/24/11 11:13 A

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I'm sure how many of you are familiar with the store Teaopia. It's a store that carries loose leaf teas, they have a tea with Lavender in it to help you to sleep, do you think Lavender actually works? Experience?

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