The lure of Lavender for calmness and a myriad of uses to enhance our lives

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Lavender is not just your grandmother’s scent. The lure of Lavender includes a myriad of effective uses that make our lives easier – especially those of us who are ultra sensitive to their intimate environments.

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The fresh, clean smell of lavender is used in air sprays, soaps, shampoos, and many other everyday items. So, it’s no wonder that the Latin name of Lavender is “Lavare”, which means “to wash”.

I use Lavender essential oils to calm and soothe myself when experiencing social anxiety or before going to bed. I just dab a few drops on my upper lip and it works like a charm.

Lavender is known to ease nervousness, enhance blood circulation, improve respiratory issues, and is widely used for disinfection of the scalp and skin. It is also proven to improve hair growth.

One use that I absolutely love is that Lavender is a natural insect repellent. It has no toxic side effects for you or your pets which makes it an excellent choice to replace the icky, toxic, insect repellents on the market today.

In my research, I’ve also discovered that Lavender is great when used on burned skin, which is a nice thing to know if you’re a foodie and love to cook. Keep a spray or bottle of essential oil on hand around the stove for a soothing first aide to burns.

Grow Your Own Lavender

Grow Your Own LavenderWhile Lavender is a native of the Mediterranean and therefore most at home in sunny, dry climates, it has proved to be adaptable to most environments. Here are a few guidelines for growing Lavender.

Primarily, Lavender plants thrive in warm, well-drained soil, and full sunlight. If you grow the plants or their essential oils, a lean soil will encourage a higher concentration of oils. An alkaline or especially chalky soil will enhance lavender’s fragrance.

You can grow Lavender indoors successfully with well-drained soil and pots that allow the root ball to have a few inches to spare. Remember that lavender, grown in a container, requires more water than in the garden.

Tip ‘o the Hat to: TheSpruce for their excellent suggestions on how to grow Lavender.

Lavender Essential Oil

Here is a link to an offer for Lavender essential oil that you can use right away for your aromatherapy DoTERRA Lavender Essential Oil (Click through link, then select SHOP and SEARCH):

bath oilThis essential oil is distilled only from the flowers of the lavender plant, harnessing the most potent and pure aromas from the petals.

Often employed as a scent for soaps, lotions, and cosmetics, it is instantly recognized by its alluring earthy scent with a subtly spicy undertone.

Today it is widely used for homeopathic remedies and aromatherapy. VIA DoTERRA Essential Oils Click through link, then select SHOP and SEARCH

I’m interested to know how you use Lavender in your day to day lifestyle. If you relate to anything on this site or this post, please leave a comment.

Warmly, Susan
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