Copyright Lavender Fanatic 2016
|Relax! Enjoy the gifts of nature.
|Being able to breathe in the
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
-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 oil.)
-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 every breath!
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
|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