3 Uses Of Lavender You Never Knew Existed
Love of Lavender
Lavender is not only a beautiful flower, but also has many healing purposes.
Many do not know that lavender is a plant that is in the mint family, a powerful herb for all kinds of traditional folk remedies.
For hundreds of years, it was solely used to dress up gardens and landscaping until its powers of healing were discovered.
Now you can learn how to use it too!
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Lavender as an Insect Repellent
During those hot summer months, the bugs are out! There are gnats and mosquitoes everywhere. It’s hard to find an insect repellent that not only works, but smells good too.
Lavender is one of the best ways to avoid having those pests swarming all over you.
When you apply lavender oil on your wrists, neck, and ankles, you can go outside and not have to worry about those pesky mosquitoes eating you alive.
Make sure you apply the oil to you every two hours in order to make sure they stay away.
Many pet lovers are constantly fighting off fleas in their homes and on their pets.
By applying lavender oil on your pets, you can help get rid of those fleas in an all-natural, non-toxic way. Your pets will be so happy to free of those itchy fleas.
Lavender oil can also be applied to bee stings and bug bites to help with the swelling.
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Lavender as a Sleep Remedy
Lavender has been used to treat insomnia for hundreds of years.
It has a very natural calming scent and can also reduce blood pressure and anxiety.
Taking a bath of lavender salts can calm you down instantly and make your skin feel refreshed as well. If you are having trouble sleeping, sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil on a tissue or satchel and place it underneath your pillow.
The scent will calm you down and you will fall asleep rather quickly.
Many insomniacs have also found that by having lavender incense or candles in their bedroom, they have found sleep sooner than usual.
Some even use aromatherapy diffusers to pump the lavender scent into the air.
Lavender for Dandruff
For those who suffer from dandruff and dry scalp, there is help!
When you mix lavender with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, you can help to heal yourself of that pesky dry scalp and flaking. Apply this mixture onto your scalp and massage it into your hair. Leave this mixture on for about 30 minutes and wash and condition as usual.
You will begin to see those flakes and dandruff disappearing in no time.
Lavender is one of the greatest plants on earth. With so many ways to heal our bodies and protect us, we could not have asked for a better remedy from Mother Nature.
Stock up on your lavender oils, candles and incense and you can be much calmer and happier.
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