The scent of lavender is one of the most commonly used due to its versatility and pleasant odor. it is indispensable in both perfumed and aromatherapy. Like the flower the rich scent of lavender is floral sweet and herbaceous. the fact that the scent of lavender is affordable and easily attainable is a bonus. you could be sitting back in a tub infused with lavender bath salt.
Just thinking about the scent of lavender can make you feel relaxed, and sipping a tea made from its leaves will even help you sleep better. While you probably know about the calming properties of this wonderful purple flowering plant, did you know there are many reasons to start putting it on your skin and hair?
Lavender offers an incredible number of uses. So many in fact, that if you had to choose just one essential oil, this would have to be it. It’s been used for centuries for its cleansing, and healing properties, with ancient Egyptians using it as a perfume for the mummification process and Romans for its scent as well as purifying their baths. Today, almost everyone has at least one product that’s been infused with lavender – it’s become one of the most popular ingredients in skin care products, body oils and much more. Rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms, then use the inhalation method to draw the scent all the way into your amygdala gland (the emotional warehouse) in your brain to calm the mind. Then, rub on the feet, temples, wrists (or anywhere) for an immediate calming effect on the body
When it comes to supporting the health and beauty of the skin and hair, you really can’t go wrong with lavender, however, there are some people who tend to have allergic reactions to it, usually in the form of a rash, which means that if you have more sensitive skin, perform a patch test before applying it and be sure it mix it in with a carrier oil like almond, olive or coconut oil rather than using it on its own.
That said, if you don’t have a bottle at home right now, be sure to pick one up. In addition to using it on your skin and hair, it has a myriad of other uses too, from treating insomnia and depression to relieving headaches, nausea and more.