• The Beauty of Lavender

    Posted on November 4, 2012 by Lola Kristiani in Health & Beauty.

    Only one word comes to mind when I think of lavender: ROMANTIC. I love theAi??romanceAi??and beauty in the scent ofAi??lavender,Ai??I think one of the most wonderful scents in the world. Lavender has a reputation of being a miracle plant, used to treat just about everything: insomnia, dizziness, nerves, stomach problems, poor vision, infections, convulsions, viper’s bites, swooning fits, and palsy. It is also an insect repellent for fleas, flies, and midges.

    The smell of lavender is a soothing scent that can promote happiness and tranquility. The essential oils of the lavender plant can be extracted or purchased and used for many different purposes, for everything from stress reduction, to healing, crafts, and even for household cleaning.Ai??Adding either oil or fresh buds to a hot bath will promote relaxation and ease tired muscles.Ai??Lavender is used in all kinds of bath and body products and is used to make wonderful teas and lemonades as well.

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    Lavender and its Benefits:

    Lavender Scent

    Do you love the smell of lavender? Youai??i??re not alone. Its easy to absolutely love it.Ai??Lavender essential oilAi??has also been traditionally used in making perfumes. The oil is very useful in aromatherapy.Ai??Lavender essential oil has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves.Ai??Therefore, it helps in treating migraines, headaches, anxiety,Ai??depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity.Ai??Lavender essential oil induces sleep and hence it is often recommended for insomnia.Ai??Lavender essential oil is also an excellent remedy for various types of pains.

    Helps Ease PMS and Period Pains

    We all know the great healing powers of lavender, it can help ease depression and stress. Also, did you know it can help with your mood swings before and during your period?Ai??It is naturally known to calm your moods and bring a peace of mind, which will help with the mental stress , and depression your time of the month can bring.

    Lavender Tea

    Did you know that boiling a small handful of lavender flowers creates a healthful herbal tea? This is just as effective as chamomile for promoting sleep and helping to soothe frazzled nerves. So if you find yourself nervous or stressed out, drinking lavender tea may calm you down.

    Expelling Bugs

    The scent of lavender repels flies and moths. Sprinkling a bit of lavender essential oil on the outside of the window frames in your house so that flies and moths don’t come inside your home. You can also use lavender essential oil in an oil diffuser in your home, especially in the summer, so that flies leave your family alone.Ai??

    Craft

    Lavender essential oil is an ingredient that can be used to make numerous different types of gifts:

    - You can make homemade potpourri to give out at Christmas time, birthday, or any other special moments.

    - Tie up fresh flowers in a satchel, small pillow case, or reusable eye pillow. Lavender helps you to sleep better.

    - Tie up a bundle of lavender blossoms in a cloth and add them to the dryer cycle when you do laundry,Ai??or scent some satchels with lavender essential oil so that your family can keep them in their clothes drawers.

    Skin BFF (Best Friend Forever)

    Lavender is great for the skin.Ai??Some of itsAi??skin benefits include that of being antiseptic andAi??anti-fungalAi??which helps toAi??reduce scarringAi??andAi??speeds healing.The essential oil is also anAi??anti-inflammatoryAi??andAi??circulatory stimulant. For cuts, wounds, and burns,Ai??promotes healing of rashes, bruises, minor cuts and sores.Ai??It prevents bacterial infection and aid scar-free healing.Ai??You will find it useful too for Ai?? treating dandruff,treating acne, psoriasis,Ai??eczema, and even wrinkles.

    Edible flowers

    Lavender makes an unusual, floral accent in many dishes.Ai??Lavender is an incredibly versatile herb for cooking. In today’s upscale restaurants, fresh edible flowers are making a comeback as enhancements to both the flavor and appearance of food. Edible flowers areAi??flowers that can be consumed safely.

    “And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound to lurk admist the labours of her loom, and crown her kerchiefs witl mickle rare perfume.”Ai??~William Shenstone~

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