- Just inhaling the strong scent of Lavender can make you feel more relaxed and is considered a great help to battle insomnia
- Plenty of research has backed up its common use as a relaxant and a natural treatment for mild depression.
- Deep inhaling of Lavender Oil has been known to relieve headaches Lavender Oil is soothing when applied to burns and dried skin
- While we humans love the smell of Lavender, insects dont and it therefore acts as a great insect repellent.
Lavender flowers love the sun and while the plant’s origins are from the more temperate climate of the Mediterannean, it can now be found growing all over the world, such is its popularity. The flowers are packed with active compounds such as Linalool and Linalyl Acetate that make, especially, Lavender oil one of the worlds most popular massage oils and relaxants.
Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia
Type: Organic, Dried Flowers
£2.95 – £4.95
Lavender Oil is a good way to preserve the effects of Lavender flowers find out how to make it here HOW TO MAKE LAVENDER OIL
Lavender Oil makes the perfect massage oil and can relax muscles and reduce stress
Alternatively Lavender flowers can be crushed and steeped in hot water for over ten minutes for a relaxing infusion
Lavender can also easily be enjoyed by either oil or flowers being added to bath water
- Should not be used by pubescent and pre-pubescent boys because of possible hormonal effects leading to gynecomastia
- Do not give to any child under two years old
- Do not use while pregnant or nursing
- For over 65s, use low levels, infrequently