Yet another Herbal addiction/ or confession to make I can hardly think of going to sleep without dabbing some of this oil on my wrists. It’s such magic – it’s relaxing and is one of those rituals that gives the day a perfect end, and that calming smell to the room before wafting off to sleep.
On top of this, Lavender Essential oil has a lot of benefits, you can use on cramped muscles as it’s anti-spasmodic, it a repellent for moths (which is why it can be found in most potpourri sachets for your wardrobe), it can be used to clean (the name comes from the Latin verb: Lavare, which means to clean), it calms the nerves, helps get rid of headaches, and even works as an anti-depressant. There really isn’t much that it can’t do.
It’s history is rich and deep, used by the Romans, Arabs, Greeks and through the ages, it was noted by Pliny the Elder. Can you believe King Charles VI of France had his seat cushions stuffed with lavender. And in 16th century France lavender was regarded so good against infection thanks to it’s antiseptic and anti-fungal qualities that glove makers who were licensed to perfume their wares with lavender with the idea of escaping cholera.
So now you can see why I always keep some next my bed, with me when I am travelling… and use it in my products. It can be found in my Wayfarers Ointment, and my Eternal Serenity Face Oil.
You can find easily locally, I highly recommend getting from Health and Happiness, a lovely local Australia supplier.
If you live outside of Australia, best place is iHerb Here.