We just sent out our newsletter, as we anticipate Spring, watching the snow fall around the hills in our beautiful valley. I had the opportunity to relive one of my favorite memories and speak a bit about my beautiful Grandmother, Lucille. She was diagnosed with Dementia many years ago. When I visited her at the assisted living home, I always carried a bottle of Lavender essential oil with me. To help bring calming peace into her room, I would apply a few drops to a ceramic diffuser, that I hung up on a light switch next to her bed. She always liked to look her best (as all ladies do), so I would brush her hair, and curl it with a tiny curling iron, and just take my time with giving her a loving touch. Spending time with her, seeing her smile, and loving on her, brought us both much joy.
Sometimes I would apply a few drops to the hand cream by her bed, and give her a hand & arm massage, and rub the cream with oil, onto the back of her neck and shoulders. It always calmed her down, and helped her sleep more restfully.
I loved my Grandmother Lucille (Lucy), and will hold her in my heart forever. <3