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Nature’s Swiss Army Knife by Amara Wagner, Integrative Health Coach

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

Nature’s Swiss Army Knife by Amara Wagner, Integrative Health Coach, Ridgewood Moms

I was first introduced to essential oils when my son was six months old. From my first moment of seeing how powerful and effective they were, I was hooked. Fast forward twelve years and I’ve acquired quite a collection. It’s rare to find me without a few oils in my purse and I always travel with an arsenal of oils . My friends like to joke that I couldn’t survive without my oils (they’re probably correct!) but if I absolutely HAD to choose only one essential oil (for the hypothetical desert island scenario), it probably would be lavender.

The following is a list of just a few ways, I personally use this essential oil for my own family. I hope this list will give you an idea of how beneficial this oil can be, and give it a try!

  • Relief from a burn

  • Rubbed on my temples for a headache

  • Calming for an anxious child (and their mommy)

  • Sleep aid

  • In the bath to aid in relaxation

  • On irritated skin or diaper rash (diluted in coconut oil

  • Massaged on an ankle to reduce swelling and inflammation

  • Around (never in) the eye for eye irritation

  • On an insect bite

The name lavender comes from the Latin root lavare, which means "to wash." Lavender has such a wide range of uses, it is sometimes called the swiss army knife of essential oils. It is definitely one that I would never be without in my own first-aid kit.

Amara Wagner is a speaker and mentor who empowers moms to trust their intuition and guides them, with practical tools, to raise naturally healthy families. Her private and group coaching programs help women navigate motherhood mindfully and with a sense of humor, without dogma. Amara provides a unique, down-to-earth approach to moms who want to feel confident using whole foods and ancient remedies to support their family's health. She specializes in helping holistic-minded mamas parent from an intuitive place, without sacrificing their own health. To learn more about Amara and her programs please visit


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