Versatility of Lavender Part 1
In this series we will cover the versatility of Lavender in and its effects on calming and soothing the body. The beauty of this wonderful plant is that it is both aesthetically pleasing as well as being incredibly useful medicinally, culinary and in the home. Forever and a day, lavender has been used for such reasons, even the Romans have recordings of the value of Lavender.
Lavender essential oil is often referred to as the most versatile of essential oils as it serves many different purposes such as fragrance for perfume, medicinal uses (we find it is great for mosquito bites and burns) & as a relaxant which serves the nervous system or even as a refreshing pick me up. Lavender can also be used around the house. We use our lavender water in our iron for ironing and it gives our clothes the most pleasant fragrance & we use our culinary lavender in scones & gelato!
Lavender is also versatile in that it can be used both fresh, dry or as an essential oil.
Below I will list some of our products and how you can use them every day to help in your day to day life.
Our Lavender Floral Water can be used in your iron for ironing. It provides your clothes with a fresh, gentle & relaxing fragrance. It can also be used in a spray bottle to spray a room or area around the house.
Bella Lavender Essential Lavender Oil is extremely versatile. We have often used this to treat minor surface burns by placing one or two drops over the affected area. Our experience is that the wound heals faster and the scarring is reduced or non-existent. It can also be used against mosquito or other bug bites to remove the itchy feeling and relax the skin back to its original state. Lavender is said to have anti-viral, anti-septic & anti-inflammatory properties and was used in early western medicine for such purposes. burning Lavender oil in an incense burner or inhaling one or two drops when placed on your skin can also be very relaxing.
Lavender Massage Oil is brilliant for relieving tension, headaches and sore muscles when massaged into the skin.
In the next installment we will talk more about how lavender can be used medicinally & as a fragrance.