5 reasons why you should be using Lavender Essential Oil

I feel like you either love or hate Lavender Essential oil.

I used to be firmly in the hate anything lavender club. Then I moved to a house that had an established lavender plant in the yard and I changed my mind. I figured out I hate FAKE lavender aka lavender fragrance, like those found in lavender scented soap and cleaning products. I can’t stand the fake stuff.

Real lavender smells amazing and doesn’t bother me. I’m in love with the lavender plant in the yard and have fought to keep it whenever re-landscaping and moving it comes up.

I’ve even ventured out and tried lavender flavored drinks and treats.  I haven’t become obsessed with it, and it is no longer a taboo scent for me.

Lavender Essential oil  (Lavandula angustifolia)  has a clean, floral scent.  It’s great to use by itself or blended with other oils. I tend to blend it with other oils and love using it in my nightly face cream. It helps me relax, improves my sleep, and is wonderful for my skin.

5 Reasons why you should be using Lavender Essential oil

1. It can improve your mood and reduces stress by creating a relaxing environment.
2. It promotes healthy hair and skin. Try making a nourishing hair spray or add a few drops to your nightly face moisturizer.
3. It can improve sleep quality. Just diffuse a few drops before bed.
4. It makes a wonderful natural perfume.
5. It’s great for adding to treats and drinks like Lavender Honey Latte or Lavender scones.

*** Make sure your oil brand uses pure Lavender which is Lavandula angustifolia.  It’s every common for Lavender oil to be cut with a hybrid (Lavandin) or a synthetic to cut costs. If your Essential oils isn’t pure it wont have the wellness properties it’s supposed too and could potentially be harmful to you or your pets.***

Find out more about Essential oils here .

 

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Alycia Louise
Alycia has worked in the food industry for over 10 years. She lives in the PNW with her husband and three dogs. Her likes include coffee, rainy days and horror movies.
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