What Your Mind Loves: Lavender

Lavender has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Anything from candles to lotions, I can’t seem to get enough of this vibrantly-scented purple flower.

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Photo Provided by Pinterest | Country Living

This is the scent that takes my mind to a calm destination.

Whether you like the way that lavender looks sitting in a vase next to your windowsill  or the way it smells as you spritz it on before you leave the house, lavender’s popularity makes adopting its virtues second nature.

Here are just a few reasons why lavender needs to play a role in your everyday routine.

  1. Relief of Anxiety

The fragrance of lavender has the natural ability to calm your mind and relieve it from stress and anxiety. Dab a lavender essential oil on your pulse points, such as the temples or wrists, and you will carry this serene scent around with you all day as a constant reminder to keep your mind still.

  1. Healing of Wounds

Lavender is a powerful antiseptic that increases cell growth. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied to the skin undiluted. Combine essential oil with aloe vera to relieve sunburn, inflammation, rashes, and other skin issues. Dilute lavender in witch hazel for a calming facial toner to dry out acne or to heal scars.

  1. Easing Headaches

With its soothing effect on the nervous system, lavender can rid your body of headaches. Massage this essential oil into the temples or back of the neck to soothe the senses from tension.

  1. Fighting Insomnia

Lavender’s relaxing effect on the nervous system promotes a restful sleep. Place a bundle of lavender in a vase on a bedside table or simply place 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil on pillowcases or bed sheets before bed. You’ll wake up feeling fresh and reset.

Thanks for reading!

Perry