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.
The Lovely Ways Lavender Enhances our Lives
The Origin and Uses
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.
The Enhanced Benefits
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 it 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 it 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!
While 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.
Grow Your Own 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: TheSpruce for their excellent suggestions on how to grow Lavender.
Lavender Essential Oil
Here is a link to Lavender essential oil that you can use right away for your aromatherapy. VIA DoTERRA Essential Oils
This essential oil is distilled only from the flowers of the 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.
Greetings! I believe in holistic health and essential oils are a key ingredient in my life. Together we light the way through our beautiful lives with spirit, mind, and body balance. Warmly, Susan