Loving Lavender: Understanding Its All-Natural Healing Properties 0
This month we are all about Lavender! Not only is the fragrance soothing, but did you know that the herb itself offers a wealth of holistic, organic health benefits? In honor of our May Customer Special and all-time favorite, Lavender Spa Gift Set, we’re sharing our favorite facts about Lavender:
You may have heard that consciously and calmly breathing in the smell of lavender can make you a bit sleepy…turns out, it's true! Research shows the scent of lavender lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state. To set yourself up for some quality zzz's, try putting a handful of dried lavender in a vase on your nightstand, or use a diffuser with lavender oil.
Better yet – treat yourself to a hot, calming shower with a little help from our Lavender Peppermint Salt Scrub. Our Lavender Peppermint Salt Scrub naturally exfoliates and softens with the refreshing quality of a trip to the spa. Plus it’s formulated using Certified Organic ingredients!
Are you an insect magnet? Mosquitos just love you this time of the year don’t they? Relieve the itch with lavender essential oil. Lavender happens to be a natural anti-inflammatory, so it helps reduce itching, swelling, and redness. Simply dabbing a drop or two of essential oil on the bitten area can help alleviate the itching and redness. Same also goes for other sensitive areas of your skin!
Suffering from uneven skin tones and redness? Treat yourself to a soothing face treatment using our Lavender Peppermint Mineral Mud Mask. Detoxify, exfoliate and regenerate with a hint of lavender and peppermint! Our mud mask is soothingly exciting, with a refreshing mixture of cool mint and relaxing lavender – and it’s great for all skin types since it won’t cause irritation.
Bloating and poor digestion can result from an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria, which is especially prevalent when you take antibiotics. The polyphenols –a type of antioxidant – in lavender can help reduce the 'bad' bacteria in your gut says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, author of Doctor's Detox Diet and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For its de-puff perks, try sprinkling dried culinary lavender onto Greek yogurt.