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Health Benefits Of The Lavender Plant And How It’s Used.

Facts and uses of the therapeutic lavender plant

What Is Lavender?

Identified by its sweet floral scent and beautiful light shade of purple color, the lavender plant comes from the mint family. Apart from its color and scent, there are quite a few health benefits from the different uses of lavender. In the earlier days, lavender was used as a holy herb.

Health Benefits Of Lavender

In ancient times, it was used as a fragrance plant for hair and clothes, today, the herb is commonly used for medicinal purposes because of its great benefits. If you’re dealing with health issues but don’t want to deal with the side effects of chemically infused meds, lavender is worth looking at. So, let’s look at the great benefits:

Helps With Insomnia:

Tossing and turning throughout the night has the greatest impact on how we perform the next day. While implementing exercises and cutting down on the caffeine in your daily health routine might have some great benefits, it doesn’t always do the trick. According to a study published in March 2017 by the British Association of Critical Nurses, the lavender essential oil was an effective remedy to improve the quality of sleep of patients in the ICU.

If you’ve tried other remedies to make you sleep better with little to no success, it’s worth giving lavender a go. Lavender works best as oil by being used with an essential oil diffuser. Though these can sometimes be pricey, there are other remedies to make it work by simply pouring a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow, just be sure not to consume it as it may cause problems to your health.

Skin Blemishes

If you are suffering from dermatology problems such as eczema, acne, or other skin inflammations, treating it with lavender may help get rid of blemishes and ease skin inflammation. To do so, it is recommended that you use carrier oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Pain Relief

Most people tend to go for over-the-counter meds when it comes to dealing with their chronic pain symptoms, and depending on their level of pain, they might need a prescription. Most doctors always say, before going the traditional way to ease pain, it’s recommended that you make use of aromatherapy with a lavender essential oil diluted in water, combined with an essential oil diffuser.

Asthma Symptoms

Studies show that lavender may improve bronchial asthma because of its anti-inflammatory effects. It also helps with relieving allergic reactions and mucus.

Different Forms Of Lavender Products

Lavender Oil

Lavender oil is the nectar extracted from the plant to be used as fragrant oil to be applied to the skin, used in a purifier or diffuser, or to be poured on a pillow or cotton for aromatherapy, which is the most common and effective way. The lavender essential oil can be purchased at any health store at very little cost.

Lavender Salve

The salve is used to soothe dry and irritated skin and many other skin inflammations including rashes, burns, bites, acne, scrapes, scars, rough skin, and dry hands. Lavender salve can also be dabbed under the nose to reap the aromatherapy benefits of the plant. The salve is also commonly used by consumers to apply on areas of the body for pain relief. The salve is for external use only.

Lavender Lotion Bars

Lavender lotion bars are good for keeping your skin smooth and hydrated while uplifting your mood with their scent. The main purpose of the lotion bar is to protect your skin from dryness and keeps it soft.

Lavender Face Creams

Most face creams made from lavender are suitable for all skin types as it is gentle on the skin. It locks in moisture so your skin can feel silky soft and smooth all day, it can also be used as a day and night cream. The great benefit of using the face cream is that it produces a calming and relaxing scent throughout the day and helps with a restful sleep if used as a night cream.

Lavender Body Butter

Body butter is often used as a cream for both body and face as a moisturizer to reduce inflammation, lighten scars, fades dark spot, speeds up wound healing, and soothes all types of skin conditions including eczema, etc. Lavender body butter is great for all skin types including dry, oily, mature skin, and sensitive skin.

Lavender Bath Salt

Detox baths are one of the best ways to relax after a long hard week of work. The most used bath salts for detoxing and relaxing are lavender bath salts that we get on today’s market. Lavender bath salts are known for their ability to help your body get rid of all toxins and help with relaxing your muscles. The reason we should all take a detox bath is that we are all surrounded by toxins because of polluted air and pesticides that are used on fruits and vegetables that we consume.


Making lavender part of our daily health routine is one of the best decisions we can make. I understand not all of us can fit all the above-mentioned products into our lives, so the easiest and most beneficial way is to invest in an oil diffuser with lavender oil for aromatherapy and place it in a room where you find yourself most of the day or night, and reap the benefits of it.

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