With all the dreary and rainy weather we're having, I'm dreaming of strolling through a field of lavender
Or exploring an enchanted lavender fairy forest
Or longing for spring when a lavender plant can be planted in the good Earth.
How nice it would be to gather an armload of delicately tinted lavender flowers!
Or stroll down a path lined with lavender plants
Or view with awe a field of lavender at sunset.
Ah, there's nothing like the scent of lavender, but if you're so inclined you could choose a lavender coat
Or a pair of lavender gloves
The adventuresome sort might want to experiment with a touch of lavender on the face
Or if you're bold enough, dye your hair
And who among use wouldn't enjoy Lavender Scones?
Or lavender cookies?
Lavender Lemonade, anyone?
What a great idea! Tie lavender blooms around a candle and enjoy the aroma created by the candle heat!
Enjoy the bliss of a bath complemented by a bar of lavender soap
And lavender towels.
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Lavender flowers have long since been used to treat digestive problems, insomnia, anxiety and restlessness. Until World War I, lavender was used to treat and disinfect wounds. Hospitals used lavender as an antiseptic and disinfectant to sterilize surfaces and equipment.
Today, lavender is used in much of the same way, for many of the same reasons. Both the flowers of the plant and the essential oils derived from the plant can be used therapeutically.
Its uses are endless; the essential oil is a must-have for all homes because of its calming, antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for treating or aiding in the treatment of a number of health problems, including:
- anxiety and depression
- mental exhaustion
- scrapes and wounds
- digestive problems
- skin problems - rashes, bruises and burns
- women's health problems
- heat exposure
- fevers, aches and pains
- jet lag
- insect repellant
There is much information available on amounts to use and application methods. If you use essential oils, follow the directions carefully.
Are you fond of the scent and taste of lavender? Do you use lavender-scented products?