The Benefits of Lavender

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There is something about the smell of lavender. It immediately washes away a wave of calm both physically and mentally. It has long been touted for improving sleep quality and its anti-inflammatory properties, and there are many ways to use both lavender (a plant) and essential oils.

Pick some of these fragrant flowers and pour them into a spray bottle filled with water for a calming room spray or for a serene, rustic charm in the bathroom. Add some stalks to a salad for an Instagram-ready meal. Add a few stalks to your gin and tonics, or sprinkle them into hot chocolate for an extra smooth drink before bed. Lavender is an excellent addition to a variety of foods and beverages. This is a great lavender lemonade recipe that's delicious on warm days.

Lavender essential oil is equally versatile. Natural beauty products made with pure lavender essential oil can be used to improve extremely dry conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Its anti-inflammatory properties are also great for this, and of course for tired muscles as well. A few drops on your pillow at night (not on the pillowcase, as the oil might stain) will calm your mind and give you a good night's sleep. Lavender is believed to be beneficial for a variety of ailments, including headaches, digestion, and overall immune system enhancement.

Wonderful scents are just the tip of the iceberg. Go out and smell the lavender and you'll be good to go!

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