Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lavender Oil for physical and emotional relief

Lavender Essential Oil has been used for therapeutic applications for thousands of years.

In the nineteenth century when tuberculosis and infection was rampant in France, it was found that the people working in the lavender fields in Province were less likely to contract respiratory ailments such as tuberculosis.
Lavender Oil has been proven to alleviate anxiety.  It produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled. Lavender has been referred to as a "mood balancing herb".  In the evening I  place a few drops in hot water. It not only makes the house smell wonderful but you are getting the calming benefits of the aromatherapy. Add a few drops to a bath and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy combined with hydrotherapy for a great nights sleep!

Lavender is a beautiful addition to your garden. It is a  perennial herb. Their flowers keep their fragrance when dried.

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