What exactly is lavender?
It is a member of the mint family (!) that is native to the Mediterranean and has been cultivated as far back as 2,500 years. Stories also say that lavender was once considered a holy herb.
How is lavender used?
Lavender is one of the most beloved plants and today it's oils, scents and plant parts can be found is anything from soaps and cosmetics to teas, detergents, supplements and candles (for aromatherapy effect). Generally, preparations with lavender are meant for de-stressing, mood-lifting and calming effects (This is why we've created our Snooze Sleep Lozenges with lavender vanilla flavor for a maximum chill effect).
So what are some easy ways to incorporate lavender into your lifestyle without getting advanced aromatherapy training?
1. Plant some! Yes, like an actual plant. Lavender can be housed both indoors and outdoors. On a warm Summer night, a nice lavender bush smells heavenly when agitated by a breeze and an extra bonus is that it can help keep the bugs away.
2. Dried lavender (self-cultivated or purchased) is a nice addition to drawers to keep the musty smells away and it make your guest room seem more welcoming and elevated.
3. Hang a dried bunch of lavender right under your shower-head to get those South of France Spa vibes going and help transform your daily shower.
4. Dried flower petals can also be used for decoration in drinks (hello lemonade!) or baked goods like cookies - just make sure to select culinary grade flowers from your local grocery store.
5. Finally, don't forget that lavender is also a color, so incorporating it in your home decor can lead to a soothing and calming effect.
Disclaimer: The information stated in this article is for educational purposes only. The information stated is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease, condition or other physical or mental ailment of the human body. The desire to make any changes to one's dietary habits or supplementation should be consulted and discussed with a licensed medical professional.