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Benefits and uses of Lavender

 The many benefits of Lavender

 

Lavender smells divine and is known to be a relaxing scent, but do you know its many other uses?

  • Lavender’s essential oil can be used in balms, salves, perfumes, cosmetics, topical applications, and of course, household cleaning products.
  • Essential oil of lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.  It was used in hospitals during WWII to disinfect floors and walls.
  • Lavender infusions are believed to soothe insect bites, burns and headaches.
  • Lavender repels insects.  Plant live lavender around the house to deter pests.  Place dried lavender in the house to deter insects ~ and to make your home smell divine!  A lavender sachet in the closet will deter moths.
  • Lavender seeds and flowers placed in your pillow case (in a sachet), aides in sleep and relaxation.  Lavender is known for its calming and relaxation benefits.
  • Sprinkle lavender flowers on the carpet 30-60 minutes before vacuuming.  The carpet will smell great and the dust mites that can’t stand lavender will be sucked into the vacuum cleaner.
  • Throw small lavender flowers as wedding confetti.  It’s much better for the environment than bubbles and it’s not harmful to animals like bird seed.
  • Sprinkle essential lavender oil in the bath to relieve joint and muscle pain.
  • Massage your scalp with essential lavender oil to treat hair loss.  In a small study of 86 people with alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out, often in patches), those who massaged their scalps with lavender and other essential oils daily for 7 months experienced significant hair regrowth compared to those who massaged their scalps without the essential oils.
  • Dilute lavender oil with water at a 1:10 ratio to heal acne and treat minor burns.


		
		
			
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