Why Love Lavender?

I want to talk about the wonderful medicinal benefits of lavender. One of my favorite herbs to use in our bath and body line Skin Candy Spa Products. Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty commonly used in fragrances, bath and body products. In a general Google search you will find that lavender is defined as a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers.  Lavender has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times.  Its antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti fungal properties help to treat infections, menstrual cramps, indigestion, and many more ailments.

 Lavender

Best known for its aromatic therapy, the scent from the essential oil is used to promote wellness and calm.  Lavender greatly used in aromatherapy today in many health and wellness spa, salons, and medical facilities. Since ancient times, some studies suggest that lavender is used to treat many different illnesses, such as:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Skin irritation
  • Hair loss
  • Toothaches
  • Acne
  • Cancer

Lavender essential oil is a great source to battle insomnia, a great natural sleep aid that promotes calmness.  Some individual use the essential oil topically or use the fresh blooms under their pillow for a better night’s sleep.

Today I want to share with you a simple lavender fizz bath recipe to battle those sleepless nights

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ of citric acid
  • ½ of Epson salt
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut oil (or any other carrier oils of your choice)
  • 8 drops of lavender essential oils (You may increase to decrease dosage to your preference.  Be mindful of the pureness of the essential oil, it can cause skin irritation if too potent.)

Mix all your dry ingredients and add them to a warm bath.  Melt the coconut oil if it’s solid form.  Proceed to add all your wet ingredients.  Enjoy your evening with a good read or just close your eyes and take it all in.  This is a great fizzy bath that will detox and moisturize your skin leaving you feeling fresh, relax and Stressless.  You can complement your bath with your favorite lavender infused tea.  Make this a lavender night and enjoy your zzzzz…..

If your are looking for lavender infused products, go to www.skincandyspa.com and see our lavender Stressless bars, bath bombs, and body fizzy salts.

Enjoy and be blessed!

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