Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Prepared. Not quite.

In last week's Health section of the Missoulian, I came across a free class at Meadowsweet Herbs titled "Using Essential Oils". I thought it sounded interesting so I decided to check it out. The class was full, and I recongnized a couple of people from "around" and an aquaintance whom I had met through Justin and Jen. The class was great, and I learned some new information, such as Lavender (Lavendula) is the oil to have on hand at all times. It has pain relieving qualities, can help stave off infections from insect bites, cuts, etc. It's scent, however, is not pleasing to me. If it can help with ailments such as these, I may have to try it out.

Walking out of the shop at just after eight, I was glad to have my camera at hand. The almost full moon was just rising over Mt. Sentinel, with some very amazing light cloud cover. I hurried to my car, only to be disappointed that my tripod was not there. (It goes into the car tomorrow!) Tomorrow night for the Full Moon, the forecast is to be clear. I plan on heading out again to see what nature has to reveal.


Anonymous said...

Lavender is also very soothing. If you have trouble sleeping rub a little bit of oil on your temples and take a few deep breathes! It always helps me relax.

Julie said...

Thanks for the tip. I have a feeling however, that since I don't particularly care for the scent, that it wouldn't be too soothing for me. There are several other essential oils that are said to be soothing, now I just need to find the one that works for me.