Lavender has long been valued not only for its fresh, sweet smell, but also for its wide and varied therapeutic benefits. Its history goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire where dried lavender was used to freshen the wash water and the lavender oil was used to treat battle wounds. In modern times dried lavender and its oil has many uses both medicinally and for the home.
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Lavender is a natural relaxant. It both soothes and calms body and mind. Therefore using a Lavender Neck Pillows on your bed will help you relax and aid a peaceful nights sleep. It can really help stave off insomnia.
Also use Lavender Pillows on your sofa to calm and soothe you to constantly freshen the room. The pillow make wonderful luxury gifts.
Lavender is also an insect repellent. Lavender bags are a great way to ward of unwanted moths from wardrobes and linen cupboards. Tuck them in amongst jumpers, sheets and put in pockets of woollen jackets. More the better. They also keep your wardrobes smelling deliciously fresh and clean.
Lavender oil is the essential oil of a lavender plant, derived from the stalks and flowers.
How is it used?
The wide variety of uses for this remarkable oil is truly astonishing; it is the No.1 oil for your medicine cabinet.
It’s uses can be put into two categories: Medicinal/ Relaxation and for around the Home.
Medicinal & Relaxation:
- Cuts, grazes and scars
With its strong wound-healing properties, lavender oil can be used on minor cuts and grazes, simply by dabbing a few drops straight onto the affected area.
- Spots and skin irritations
Lavender oil is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Used neat or added to water or creams, it can cleanse the skin and prevent and heal sebaceous spots and irritations.
Lavender oil is mildly analgesic and a few neat drops of lavender oil gently massaged onto the temples can help stop a persistent headache.
- Burns and sunburn
Lavender oil is an anti-inflammatory and can be used to cool, relieve and help heal burns and sunburn. A few drops applied to the affected area can do the trick.
Lavender oil is soothing, calming and relaxing. A few drops in a hot bath, or mixed with carrier oil for a massage, can ease away the day's stress and aid a good night's sleep. Sprinkle a few drops onto your pillow to help a good nights sleep.
For around the Home:
The anti-bacterial properties and the sweet smell of lavender oil make it useful, not only for your body, but also for your home.
- Essential Lavender Oil is the number 1 natural remedy for getting rid of moths. Add a few drops to the softener compartment of your clothes washer or to the final rinse of a hand wash. NEVER put away woollen or silk clothes for any length of time once they have been worn. This is the most common way to attract moths. Lavender Oil not only keeps wardrobes free from moths but see how fresh all your laundry smells. Used regularly and your wardrobe and linen cupboard will smell like a dream.
- Add a few drops to a sponge and wipe over kitchen surfaces to deter flies and leave your kitchen smelling fresh and clean.
- Add a few drops onto your polishing cloth and wipe over wooden furniture after polishing. This leaves your rooms smelling fresh and clean for days.
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