Posted in Environmental Wellness, Health, Personal Wellness, Positive Thinking, Relaxation

Health Benefits of Lavender

One of the things in our garden that we enjoy is our lavender bush. Not only does it have the most beautiful flowers when it is blooming, it has an amazing scent that I’m sure most of you are familiar with.  I love gathering some of lavender and putting it into bundles so I can hang them upside down in our home to dry.  Once dry,  I tend to use them as a decoration and for the scent.   We also use essential oils and lavender is one of our favorites as it has so many wonderful health benefits.

So, here’s a list of some of the health benefits from using lavender:

  1.  It aids in reducing anxiety and tension.
  2.  It aids in reducing insomnia.
  3.  Reduces muscle and joint pain as it has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  4.  It’s an effective bug repellent and reduces irritation caused by bug bites.
  5. It can also help with nausea and car sickness.

Ways that we use lavender:

  1.  We use our diffuser and put lavender essential oil in it at night. We just add a few drops of the oil to water and turn our diffuser on.
  2. We have also put a few drops of lavender essential oil on our pillows at night to help with sleep.
  3. I also make  a room spray using lavender oil along with a few other essential oils, add a little water to it and use it in any room for a nice, light scent.
  4. I have placed a few drops on lava beads that I have on a bracelet so I can smell the essential oil throughout the day.

Now, I’m sure there are many other uses for lavender oil but I just wanted to share how I use it and what for.  Hope you find this helpful!!

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