Imagine ending your day in a soothing, lavender-scented bath. Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? Lavender is best known for its calming floral scent, which is used in many beauty and cleaning products. But did you know its essential oils also have many healing powers? Lavender oil is used for everything from hair loss to infections – we mean almost everything.
Lavender hails from the Mediterranean region, then spread to Europe. In the 13th and 14th centuries, it was cultivated extensively for both its visually pleasing appearance and medicinal properties. Today it’s grown all over the world.
Lavender’s essential oils contain many healing properties. A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that lavender oil could be very effective in combating the incidence of antifungal-resistant infections. In another study from Celal Bayar University, Turkey, researchers found lavender oil to be effective in wound healing. It’s also effective in the treatment of alopecia areata, a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body. Read more at MedicalNewsToday.com
In addition to helping with wounds and alopecia, lavender has been shown to help fight acne and heal acne scars. Lastly, lavender aids in digestion, pain relief (sore muscles) and circulation issues. We told you it was a lot!
Feeling a little jittery? Or maybe you suffer from depression? Need to relax so you can get a good night’s sleep? Lavender can help with that – not to mention it’s a great mosquito repellent too. Talk about a powerful scent! The gentle scent of lavender calms nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. It has a well-researched impact on the autonomic nervous system, which is why it’s frequently used as a treatment for insomnia. Read more at OrganicFacts.net
Lavender is one of the most common scents used for laundry detergent for these reasons. We’ve become big DIY fans so here’s a recipe to make your own lavender scented laundry detergent. It’s easy and lasts for 200 loads!
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