Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Scent of the Moment- Lavender

I am a terrible person for getting crazy about different scents, I went through my rose phase, cucumber phase, I am still stuck on that one!! But my newest scent I can't get enough of is Lavender or if you like Lavandula angustifolia. In the past Lavender was used for all sorts of things like disinfecting wounds during the war, Farmers used to put a bit of Lavender in there hat to prevent headaches and sun stroke
Women used to and in fact still do put sachets of lavender in there closets to keep there clothes fresh and of course potpouri, Lavender can be used for treating anxiety and depression, According to the Smell and Taste Foundation in Chicago, the scent of lavender increases brain waves associated with relaxation. Lavender can also help people with insomnia, 

A Lavender Pillow is just as good as any modern sleeping medication. You can also relieve headaches by massaging Lavender oil on your temples, neck and forehead. Lavender Oil can also help a number of skin problems such as acne, burns, dry skin, eczema, itchy skin, sunburn, seborrhea, and skin inflammation.

The uses of lavender are endless. Lavender is a must-have for all homes because of its calming, antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for treating or aiding in the treatment of a number of health problems.

Lavender can be applied in various different ways. It can be massaged onto the skin, placed in diffusers for inhalation, added to baths, added to vaporizers, and mixed with water or other substances for spray purposes. Lavender is very potent and should always be used sparingly. The oil must always be diluted with water or a carrier oil such as olive, jojoba, avocado, or grape seed oil. Never place lavender oil directly on the skin without diluting it. 

All that being said I can't wait to add to my Lavender Products.

Wish list 

Lavender sachet,

Lavender Eye Pillow

 Lavender essential oil, 

Cyclax Lavender Body Cream select pharmacies (€2-€5)

Ole Henriksen Lavender Body Oil 355ml available from BeautyBay.com for €33.97 

Do you have any scent cravings?

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