Once associated with elderly ladies and scented drawer liners, the old fashioned fragrance, made a comeback last year with some top perfumiers re-introducing lavender into their fragrances due to its amazing healing properties. It has been well documented that lavender has a calming effect, and perfumeries are now realising that the current trend for all things wellbeing means we want to feel transformed by our beauty products, both inside and out.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils due to its versatility, for both physical and emotional relief. It is also one of the few oils that can be used neat directly on the skin, so it doesn’t have to be diluted with a carrier oil. The therapeutic properties of lavender oil are: antiseptic,analgesic,anti-convulsant, anti-depressant,anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic,anti-inflammatory,antiviral, bactericide, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, and sedative.
You can even eat lavender; it is commonly used in tea, and you can make lavender lemonade, which not only tastes amazing, it looks pretty too! This is a great lavender lemonade recipe, which uses Stevia drops in place of sugar.
I’ve long been a big fan of lavender, from burning it in an oil burner at home to calm the family, including the pets, to dotting it on my pillow to help me sleep and keep the mosquitos at bay. I apply it to scratches and spots, and rub the oil on my temples when I have a headache. Adding a few drops to an Epsom salt bath turns your bath into a mini spa treatment, relaxing your muscles and soothing a frazzled mind.
Lavender really is an ‘essential’ oil to have around the house. I’m a big fan of any lavender facial products, and I’m really pleased it’s having a fashion revival. I might even buy some lavender scented drawer liners…
We offer aromatherapy massages, include using lavender oil both for Lavender’s Big Revival mind and as a muscle relaxant. Our Aromatherapist, Annice, knows everything there is to know about aromatherapy so she can easily tailor a massage to suit your specific needs.