Lavender Essential Oil
Ask anyone almost anywhere in the world about lavender and they'll likely have heard of it, used it , or have some growing in their yard. Lavender is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It's versatility is endless and its scent is one of the most recognisable aromas on Earth. Cooking, decorating, healing, purifying, aromatising - these traits and more make lavender a sought after herb for any home. In its essential oil form, it also has many amazing uses and benefits. Let's find out a little more about Lavender Essential Oil and how it can benefit you and your family.
What is the history of Lavender?
Lavender, scientifically named Lavandula, is first and foremost a herb. It has been a staple in homes for centuries whether that be for its culinary uses, its decorative effects, the healing properties of its oil or simply within a mix of dried flowers (pot pourri) to keep clothes and rooms smelling amazing.
FUN FACT: Some sources state that back in the 1600s Queen Elizabeth acquired a taste for lavender jam so it was produced en masse as a popular preserve in order to feed the masses who wanted to emulate her.
Other culinary uses of lavender throughout the ages include drying the flowers and using them as decorations on cakes, infusing the petals into both sweet and savoury dishes, making it into a delicious herbal tea, and distilling it in various alcoholic drinks, predominantly gin.
Hand creams, bath bombs and other cosmetic items include lavender as an ingredient, particularly ones that are used at night time to promote relaxation and sleep.
Candles and essential oils are made and blended using the natural aromas of lavender to promote a calming environment. You can usually find these in day spas or places you visit to feel relaxed.
The uses are endless! It's easy to see why this one of our best selling oils in the store.
Uses and benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil has been used for its sweet, floral scent and its calming properties in:
- Bath Bombs
- Essential Oil Blends
- And much more...
Its main benefit is that it can help induce a sleepy state, clam the nerves and reduce anxious or stressful feelings. It's the perfect oil to burn in a diffuser when you're meditating or trying to get to sleep at night.
It's also been known to help fight nausea, allergies and eczema when used in a blend with other beneficial Essential Oils.
Our favourite Essential Oil Blends that include Lavender Essential Oil
And, of course, the 100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil itself - perfect for making your own blends or diffusing throughout the house to create an amazing atmosphere full of calm and serenity.
When you start using these products, please do make sure you read the instructions as the usage of pure Essential Oils differs from the usage of Essential Oil Blends.
All the best on your lavender filled journey. I wish you all the calm and peace in the world.
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