|Copyright Lavender Fanatic 2012
|Being able to breathe in the instant
calming and relaxation effects from this
fantastic plant is truly one of natures
wonderful gifts. Lavender's calming,
relaxing, stress relieving, and healing
properties have become very popular
around the world today for good reason,
with the hectic and stressful lives many of
us have come to lead.
|Why is lavender aromatherapy so popular
today? It is considered by many to be a
natural, alternative remedy for a variety
of common ailments ranging from anxiety,
headaches, to insomnia. It has been shown
in many research studies that lavender
can ease stress, induce relaxation, refresh,
and even invigorate. For the skin,
lavender oil is often used to treat fungal
infections, sooth wounds and sunburn,
even insect bites.
|Not only is Lavender a beautiful and hardy plant to grow in the garden and use throughout your
landscape, there are so many uses for this fragrant flowering shrub! The beautiful plant grows wild
in France, Italy, Corsica, and Yugoslavia. Today, Lavender is grown and harvested throughout the
world. The use of lavender for healing can be traced back to the Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans of
ancient times. The Romans regularly scented their bath water with lavender, in fact the Latin name
Lavare means "to wash." In England lavender is widely used lavender to scent drawers and clothing
and as a natural insect repellent. Moths and fleas do not like lavender!
Aromatherapy, simply stated, is the practice of using herbs, flowers, and essential oils extracted
from them for healing, relaxing, and balancing the mind, spirit and body. Smell is one of our most
powerful senses. What we smell can have a profound impact on how we feel.
Lavender essential oil is extracted from the plant through steam distillation. The flowers, leaves and
stems are steamed, releasing the fragrant oils. Some common uses for lavender essential oil are:
-To scent bath water, add a few drops to bath to enjoy the relaxing and soothing aromas of this
wonderful flower, and delicately scent the skin.
-To soothe skin irritations such as sunburn, insect bites, eczema, minor cuts and scrapes, even for
athletes foot. Pure lavender essential oil is one of the few essential oils that can be applied undiluted
directly to the skin a few drops at a time to soothe the skin and promote healing. (while there are no
noted side effects to lavender oil, it is possible some people may have an allergic reaction to lavender
-To ease headache and tension, apply a few drops to your temples and rest quietly. Lavender eye
pillows are also helpful for this purpose.
Lavender is commonly prescribed by aromatherapists to help reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia and
mild depression. It is often referred to as a mood balancing herb that possesses a sedative and calming
effect. It can also have an uplifting, refreshing and rejuvenating effect on the psyche. Lavender
pillows, eye pillows, bath salts and floral waters are a wonderfully easy way to enjoy the soothing
effects of lavender aromatherapy. All you have to do is relax, breathe in the scent, and enjoy!
There is nothing difficult or complicated about it. If you haven't experienced the wonderful
effects of the scent of lavender for yourself, get shopping! There really isn't anything like the fresh,
potent scent of lavender.
Lavender sachets will fill your drawers and closets with a fresh clean fragrance, (and repel moths
at the same time!) Use lavender as a natural air freshener instead of the chemical filled products
saturating the market today. Walk into your house after a long, hard day and smell the fresh bowl of
dried lavender buds on your coffee table. Kick off your shoes, sit back and place a lavender eye
pillow over your eyes. Pamper yourself by sleeping with a lavender filled pillow. Our goal is to
help you do just that-pamper yourself with this wonderful gift from nature. Life is so short, enjoy
It is recommended that people using medications such as tranquilizers and pain killers use caution
with lavender to avoid extreme drowsiness. It has also been cautioned by some that pregnant
women, and cancer patients should not use lavender. However, newer studies on lavender
aromatherapy indicate that lavender can be soothing and helpful to some cancer patients, and can
relieve stress. There is a great need for more research on the subject. In the meantime we can only
use our own personal judgement.
While there are many pending studies on the effects of lavender, use of lavender for the prevention
or cure of disease has not been approved by the FDA or USDA. The products offered on this website
are not intended to cure, treat or prevent any disease. The information on this site is based on
historic use of lavender, for general reference, and on our own personal experiences with lavender.
|If you haven't experienced the amazing effects of lavender yet, try it for yourself and see what all the
fuss is about! It's no wonder it is so widely used in today's skin creams, bath products, hair products
and perfumes. Lavender is the ultimate, multi-purpose flower herb. You can even cook with it!