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I Love Lavender

Lavender with bee

Lavender with bee

Hey Yall, I LOVE Lavender!  Lol, no surprise there, huh?  Since I use it in so many of our great products.

Lavender has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing.  Lavender is one of the oldest known herbs.  It is a flowering plant and is native to the Mediterranean region and is also grown in many countries throughout the world.  There are so many different varieties of Lavender, and such a broad range of colors from snow white, yellows, greens, light and dark pinks, reds, and mauves.  There are shades of blues and violets as well.  This was news to me, like most people I thought Lavender’s only color was…well…lavender or purple.  And yes, it does come in a variety of purples…my favorite!

Lavender is one of the most popular scents in the world.  One of which most people love as well.  When I was first introduced to Lavender Essential oil, I knew I had found a true Lavender…not the artificial kind that never seemed to smell like I thought it should.  Lavender has been touted as a cure all for anything that ales you.  While I agree it has some medicinal uses, one still has to be careful.  Lavender historically has been common ingredient in medicine bags as far back as the 16th Century.  Lavender is a practical herb with many uses.

Some common uses of Lavender:

Add a few drops to warm bath water along with some Epsom salts, great for detoxifying

Potpourri

Relieves tension and headaches

Calms nerves

Soothes insect bites

Eye pillows and sachets

Insomnia

Minor cuts, scrapes and athletes foot

Although lavender is an herb and natural, it can be dangerous if used incorrectly.  Please take precautions if you are allergic to any other herbs.  This information is based on historic use of lavender, for general reference, and our own personal experiences with lavender.  In no way do we claim to cure, treat or prevent any disease.   #IBN30

Until next time, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy