Nature's beauties #1: Lavender
As we mentioned in our previous post, we will try to look at ingredients - one by one - in our natural beauty products to show you how useful and brilliant they are.
Let's start it with an easy one :) Lavender...
And at the same time, we start with a long blog post as the benefits of lavender are just vast, so it is not easy to summarise it quickly, but we will try.
Lavender belongs to the mint family (!) and has more than 35 known species. Lavender likes sunbathing all day, so mostly common in the Mediterrians and other warm countries. It grows in the sun so much that some species are considered as a weed in some parts of Australia and Spain. Nice to have this kind of a problem, no? :)
What is lavender and what parts are used in our everyday life?
The good thing about lavender is that almost every part of it is useful for something.
Other than using the flower as an aromatic, lovely bouquet, the leaves and flowers are both can be used for sleep pillows, sachet bags or even for potpourris.
From the flower, lavender essential oil is produced so that we can enjoy a hot essential oil bath or we can even apply it on our skin because the oil is that gentle.
You can find the flowers of the lavender bush even in the kitchen as part of a flavouring ingredient as well as decoration.
What are the health benefits of lavender oil?
Lavender is a smart solution if you have stressful days and you just would like to help your relaxation at home.
The scent of lavender can improve your mood and sleep even after used at the first time.
Natural lavender, and all beauty products which use lavender essential oil, can relieve stress immediately and help you transform your mood in few minutes.
If you have sleep issues, lavender can help as well, and you will purr while sleeping :)
As a natural skin care product, lavender can reduce inflammation and crushed leaves on any wound will make the regeneration of your tissues quicker. This feature is also helpful in case of any muscle pain.
Applied on the skin, lavender decreases skin irritation and prevents infections, so it is especially useful if you have skin conditions like acne or eczema.
Lavender essential oil can also treat skin condition on your scalp, like dandruff. You can apply the essential oil mixed with some olive oil into your head or use a shampoo which already has the natural lavender essential oil ingredient to get rid of dandruff.
Lavender helps digestion and restores the healthy tissue structure of your stomach. If you are often bloated, lavender can be your resort to sort that problem too.
At the same time, it is a nice ingredient of our kitchen when roasting beef or when making cake or jam.
Check out our Pinterest collection for ideas how you can use lavender in the kitchen.
All in all, we have to say, we love lavender for so many reasons, but our favourite aspect this time of the year is that it can be used in a bath bomb and we can merge into a nicely scented tub of hot water :)
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And of course, our knowledge and experience