As most people know, lavender is a purple herb that is utilized in a wide variety ways - from skincare and soaps to candles and cooking. While it is well-known for its soothing and relaxing properties, lavender has additional benefits that some people may not know about. Let’s take a deeper dive into this wonderful little plant, and ways you can incorporate it into your daily routine.
It may help you catch some extra zzz’s
Sometimes after a long day we find it difficult to fall asleep. Our minds are racing, breaking down the day and preparing for the days or weeks ahead. Luckily, research suggests that breathing in the scent of lavender can help improve sleep quality. Spritz some Lavender Water onto your pillow as the last step of your nightly routine before you turn in for the night.
It promotes deeper relaxation
For centuries, lavender has been used to calm and relax the mind. On those days you decide that you deserve some at-home pampering (which should be always) - we recommend sitting back with a cup of lavender tea and applying a Castor Oil pack with our organic Lavender Castor Oil. Simply saturate a wool or cotton flannel, place it over your abdomen, cover with saran wrap and apply a heating pad for a deep moment of relaxation (with that extra boost from the scent of lavender). While you’re at it, apply some to your brows for some added moisture while you sit back and relax.
Incorporate aromatherapy into your skincare routine
Dry skin got you down? Try applying a skin moisturizer that contains lavender for soothing relaxation. You can mix lavender essential oil into a carrier oil (like almond oil or coconut oil) for a DIY massage oil. If your face feels dry, try a spritz of our Lavender Water & Glycerin. The added lavender brings a calming scent to this moisture-rich facial mist.
It can help reduce occasional stress
Everyday stresses can take a toll on your mental health. From preparing for a big exam or presentation to worrying about missing that early morning flight, stress can pop up at anytime. The scent of lavender may help reduce some of the weight you feel on your shoulders during moments of stress. Research suggests that aromatherapy using lavender can help calm your nerves and provide a mood boost with its light, floral aroma. Light a lavender scented candle, draw a warm bath and take some much needed you-time.
What Heritage Store lavender product will you add to your self-care routine first?