Lavender is originally native to Northern Africa and the Mediterranean region, and is often harvested for the purpose of being distilled to become essential oils and for medicinal uses (Nordqvist, 2019). Lavender is apart of the lamiaceae family, which is the mint family of flowering plants (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica).
Benefits of Lavender
The lavender plant is known for having many benefits including (Nordqvist, 2019; Bowman, 2021):
- Relieves Anxiety
- Helps alleviate difficulty sleeping
- Aides in the healing of burns and wounds
- Decreases nausea
- Decreases upset stomach and abdominal swelling
- Helps with Acne
- Decreases eczema
- Helps with Headaches
- Treats Hair loss
These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA, but have been observed by people who have used essential oils or consumed the lavender plant (Nordqvist, 2019). If using for internal concerns you can use lavender blossoms in tea or in recipes. Though some people drink essential oils it is not recommended due it being so potent.
How I Use Lavender
I use Lavender blossoms and essential oil in a variety of ways. I use the essential oil in my body care recipes, in my aromatic diffuser, in my roller bottles for use on my skin, and have made room sprays with it. I have also cooked with lavender blossoms to make lavender cookies and I enjoy lavender tea as well. Below is a recent blog post where I shared a recipe that I use that involves Lavender Essential Oil.
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J. Bowman, (2021). The Many Benefits of Lavender for Mood, Sleep, Hair, and Skin. https://www.healthline.com/health/what-lavender-can-do-for-you
J. Nordqvist, (2019). What are the health benefits and risks of lavender? https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922
The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/plant/lavender