Know a Flower – Lavender


The scientific name for Lavender is Lavandula and it is a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

Using Lavender in Aromatherapy

Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties and it has been used since a long time to heal health issues ranging from insomnia and depression to anxiety and providing relief from stress. The calming fragrance of lavender is known to relax the tired body and mind and rejuvenate the senses.

A few drops of lavender essential oil added to an aroma diffuser at night is known to promote a good night’s sleep.

Massage oils

Using oils of lavender for massage is known to promote good skin by keeping it acne free. The fragrance of the oil also promotes relaxation and induces sleep. People with dry skin should use lavender oil regularly because it helps to keep the body moisturised and keeps skin irritation at bay.

Treating health issues

Consuming lavender tea regularly helps cure anxiety, migraine and rheumatism related disorders. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to the steamer and inhaling will help clear the sinuses and decongest. Since Lavender possessed antiseptic properties, it can be applied to small cuts and wounds to provide immediate relief from pain.

Uses of Lavender Oil

  • Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your bath water to provide relief to your body
  • Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your aroma diffuser to inhale the warm and relaxing fragrance to de-stress and unwind.
  • Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your pillow if you suffer from insomnia. The calming fragrance will promote a good night’s sleep.

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