Lavender, So Much More Than Beauty
After doing some research on the web, I was overwhelmed by the uses of Lavender. So, here are just a few great ways to use Lavender.
As a dried herb to make a relaxing herbal tea by steeping in hot (not boiling water) for a few minutes and adding honey
In a tincture to help promote relaxation and sleep
Adding the dried herb to homemade buckwheat pillows or sleep masks to help promote relaxing sleep
To sooth sunburns or other burns, add a few drops of the essential oil to a bottle of cool water and spray on burns to offer relief. The dried herb can also be brewed in to a strong tea and sprayed on instead.
A strong lavender tea can be cooled and used as a scalp rinse to help prevent dandruff
Adding a few drops of lavender essential oil or a cup of strong brewed lavender tea and a cup of epsom salts to a bath helps relax sore muscles.
sew dried lavender flowers into small satchels and use them in place of dryer sheets in the dryer
For headaches, smelling lavender and peppermint oils or rubbing lavender oil into the temples often helps
infuse lavender into vinegars for use in cooking or as a skin toner (diluted)
The essential oil or lavender infused oil in homemade lotion bars, lotions, whipped body butter and more
Lavender essential oil can be used topically to help with acne or skin irritations
Simmering dried lavender herb in a pot of water with some citrus peels for a natural air freshener
Did you know that Lavender has been named as one of the most useful of the essences for the relief of anxiety and stress. Now you know!
Tell us, how do you use lavender?