The first associations related to lavender are endless, aromatic and purple lavender fields of the island Hvar. Other than calming effect, lavender fields provoke our senses with its distinctive fragrance. It is a shrub-like Mediterranean plant that has been used for various purposes for thousands of years. The name of this plant is derived from the Latin word lavare, meaning ‘bathing’ and ‘washing’ since it is used for baths ever since the ancient times. Its supernatural properties would heal almost anything, from acne and problem-prone oily skin and hair dandruff to migraines, burns, depression and stress.
Experience problems with irritating dandruff? If you thought you would never free your hair from those little white flakes, think again, because lavender offers you a solution. Next time you wash your hair, just wet your hair and mix 2 spoons of olive oil with 15 drops of lavender oil and slightly heat the emulsion. Gently massage this emulsion into your scalp and leave it that for an hour. Then rinse your hair with a mild shampoo. In order to see the improvement, repeat the treatment several times, and believe it, it’s worthwhile.
Poor digestion and bloating problems are common and uncomfortable issues. However, antioxidants in lavender, i.e. polyphenols, address these problems by reducing the “bad” bacteria in intestines. Various studies have shown that intoxicating crisp smell of lavender calms down the heart rate, i.e. brings the whole body in a relaxing state. Therefore, if you wish to indulge yourself before you go to sleep, use lavender to scent the air in your room. Lavender oil provides also soothing and beneficial effect for irritated skin. It is an ideal ally in protection against mosquito since it helps in calming the location of mosquito bites, reduces redness and swelling. You may be surprised, but lavender is also a very delicious spice. It is excellent addition for salty and sweet dishes. Lavender is really an exceptional plant and not just a moth repellent for our closets. Hence, get some lavender oil to relax yourself since then not only you will feel better about yourself, but the people around you as well.