The beauty of lavender is undeniable! The flowers are a gorgeous shade of purple. The aroma of the lavender flower is so popular it has been used for centuries for many different purposes. And what’s more, lavender even has medicinal properties!
Soothing the Mind With Lavender
Lavender is known for it’s calming effects. It is often used in aromatherapy to relax the nervous system and support sleep. Not only does it improve sleep quality, but it also improves sleep longevity. So, if you’re tossing and turning at night, try adding some lavender to your bedtime routine!
You can put some lavender essential oil on your pillow, or in a diffuser. You can drink a cup of lavender tea. Or you can even use lavender creams and balms to benefit from its effects all night long.
Healing the Body With Lavender
Lavender also has medicinal benefits. It has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties. That means lavender creams can soothe irritated skin while also giving you skin a boost in radiance. At the same time, lavender will also help to prevent the overgrowth of candida and other common fungi that naturally occur in our environment and bodies.
Lavender can also soothe bug bites and promotes healing. It’s also been shown to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss. And in clinical trials, lavender has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. This is definitely an essential oil you want to have in your cupboard!
Purifying the Spirit With Lavender
In ancient times, lavender was used to protect the home and purify the space. If you want to bring a peaceful, serene energy into your home, burn some lavender candles, or add a few drops of the essential oil onto the burning candle. You can also keep the flowers, dried or fresh, in your home to enjoy the spiritual benefits of this beautiful flower.