Copyright Lavender Fanatic 2021
|Relax! Enjoy the gifts of nature.
|Being able to breathe in the
calming and relaxation effects
from this fantastic plant is
truly one of natures wonderful
Lavender's calming, relaxing,
stress relieving, and healing
properties have become very
popular around the world
today for good reason, with the
hectic and stressful lives many
of us have come to lead.
|Why is lavender aromatherapy so popular today? It is considered by
many to be a natural, alternative remedy for a variety of common
ailments ranging from anxiety, headaches, to insomnia. It has been shown
in many research studies that lavender can ease stress, induce relaxation,
refresh, and even invigorate. For the skin, lavender oil is often used to
treat fungal infections, sooth wounds and sunburn, even insect bites.
|Not only is Lavender a beautiful and hardy plant to grow in the garden
and use throughout your landscape, there are so many uses for this
fragrant flowering shrub! The beautiful plant grows wild in France, Italy,
Corsica, and Yugoslavia. Today, Lavender is grown and harvested
throughout the world. The use of lavender for healing can be traced back
to the Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans of ancient times. The Romans
regularly scented their bath water with lavender, in fact the Latin name
Lavare means "to wash." In England lavender is widely used lavender to
scent drawers and clothing and as a natural insect repellent. Moths and
fleas do not like lavender!
Aromatherapy, simply stated, is the practice of using herbs, flowers,
and essential oils extracted from them for healing, relaxing, and balancing
the mind, spirit and body. Smell is one of our most powerful
senses. What we smell can have a profound impact on how we feel.
Lavender essential oil is extracted from the plant through steam
distillation. The flowers, leaves and stems are steamed, releasing the
fragrant oils. Some common uses for lavender essential oil are:
-To scent bath water, add a few drops to bath to enjoy the relaxing and
soothing aromas of this wonderful flower, and delicately scent the skin.
-To soothe skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, eczema,
minor cuts and scrapes, even for athletes foot. Pure lavender essential oil
is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted directly to the
skin a few drops at a time to soothe the skin and promote healing. (while
there are no noted side effects to lavender oil, it is possible some people
may have an allergic reaction to lavender oil.)
-To ease headache and tension, apply a few drops to your temples
and rest quietly. Lavender eye pillows are also helpful for this purpose.
Lavender is commonly prescribed by aromatherapists to help reduce
stress, anxiety, insomnia and mild depression. It is often referred to as a
mood balancing herb that possesses a sedative and calming effect. It can
also have an uplifting, refreshing and rejuvenating effect on the psyche.
Lavender pillows, eye pillows, bath salts and floral waters are a
wonderfully easy way to enjoy the soothing effects of lavender
aromatherapy. All you have to do is relax, breathe in the scent,
and enjoy! There is nothing difficult or complicated about it.
If you haven't experienced the wonderful effects of the scent of lavender
for yourself, get shopping! There really isn't anything like the fresh,
potent scent of lavender.
Lavender sachets will fill your drawers and closets with a fresh clean
fragrance, (and repel moths at the same time!) Use lavender as a
natural air freshener instead of the chemical filled products saturating
the market today. Walk into your house after a long, hard day and smell
the fresh bowl of dried lavender buds on your coffee table. Kick off
your shoes, sit back and place a lavender eye pillow over your eyes.
Pamper yourself by sleeping with a lavender filled pillow. Our goal is
to help you do just that-pamper yourself with this wonderful gift from
nature. Life is so short, enjoy every breath!
It is recommended that people using medications such as tranquilizers
and pain killers use caution with lavender to avoid extreme drowsiness. It
has also been cautioned by some that pregnant women, and cancer
patients should not use lavender. However, newer studies on lavender
aromatherapy indicate that lavender can be soothing and helpful to some
cancer patients, and can relieve stress. There is a great need for more
research on the subject. In the meantime we can only use our own
While there are many pending studies on the effects of lavender, use of
lavender for the prevention or cure of disease has not been approved by
the FDA or USDA. The products offered on this website are not intended
to cure, treat or prevent any disease. The information on this site is based
on historic use of lavender, for general reference, and on our own personal
experiences with lavender.
|If you haven't experienced the amazing effects of lavender yet, try it for
yourself and see what all the fuss is about! It's no wonder it is so widely
used in today's skin creams, bath products, hair products and perfumes.
Lavender is the ultimate, multi-purpose flower herb. You can even cook