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.
Brave the Elements with Celadon Road's Winter Skin Survival Pack 0
The winter can be harsh -- wind burnt cheeks, dry cracked hands, brittle hair, chapped lips. And it's not just those of us who spend time skiing and sledding that are at risk; winter weather also results in cranked up heaters and more frequent fireplace use, which means dry air in your home. That's where Celadon Road steps in. We've got a few great products, that when combined will bring you amazing skin year-round. Take a peek:
With the essence of pure essential oils, it takes only 1-2 tablespoons of Celadon Road's low-sudsing laundry detergent to work it's all-natural magic on any dreaded laundry mountain! Use in regular or high efficiency washers. (Dissolves in water for washing floors and walls too!) An all-natural family formula, this detergent was originally created to ease the suffering of a child with eczema aggravated by commercial laundry products.
Soak in the essence of natural beauty with our body lotion. From its fresh, crisp scent to it's all-over soothing moisture, this proprietary formula of Certified Organic, naturally crafted, sustainably grown, therapeutic-grade essential oils will bring spa-inspired quality into your home daily! A little goes a long way with this ultra-rich formula.
Magic in a bottle! With essential fatty acids, naturally occurring Vitamin A and free radical fighting Tocopherol, Celadon Road's Argan Oil protects and restores hair, skin and even nails.