By Felicia, on August 24th, 2012
Lavender is one of nature’s super herbs. Not only can it refresh your home in candles but it can truly help your body with its essential oils and healing properties.
Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can cure headaches, bloating, stings and bites, soothe sunburns and even help with dandruff. When sprinkling culinary lavender on to foods or using dried lavender in cooking, it reduces the bad bacteria from sitting in the gut thus reducing bloating and gas. Putting lavender oil on your pillow can calm your mind and de-stress the body, helping with insomnia and other sleep disorders.
The versatility of the lavender plant is staggering. It can be used with other oils such as sunflower, almond and olive oils to create anything from lotions and insecticides. Make lavender vinegar to ease tired and sore muscles. Add lavender to a bath or a spray bottle for a relaxing scent that lasts all day.
Lavender is one of the many versatile herbs that you can grow with ease. They are a hardy plant and can aid in all aspects of health.