Spring has sprung and lavender has begun to bloom! Not only is lavender beautiful, its fragrance has many health benefits.
A small study at the University of Miami showed that having it in the air for only a few minutes made subjects feel less depressed, more drowsy, and better relaxed. A surprising finding was that after aromatherapy participants were able to finish math problems faster. According to Natural News, science also confirms that essential oil of lavender reduces stress and stimulates free radical scavenging activity just by smelling them. This means that just by sniffing lavender the body can increase its disease fighting potential tremendously, helping the body protect cells from free radical damage.
Lavender is fragrant and relaxing and one of the most useful scents to relieve anxiety and stress. Lavender is also good for aches, pains, and muscle stiffness and may also help with rheumatic discomfort and joint stiffness. We recommend ending a stressful or strenuous day with a lavender bath. Smith & Vandiver offers a great selection of natural aromatherapy bath soaks to help reduce stress and soak away your ailments.
Lavender also helps you sleep better – it will relieve anxiety and tension naturally allowing to you fall asleep faster. Wash your sheets with a natural lavender scented laundry detergent, such as Vaska, to ease into a peaceful slumber.
We hope you get out there and smell the lavender! Do you love the scent of lavender as much as we do? Please share how you use lavender in your home.