Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

The aromatic smell of lavender essential oil. Your either hate it or love it. It's a love hate relationship.  Have you ever purchased a lavender scented product and hated it?  Well I have and it was some lavender scented dryer sheet.  OMG, those lavender sheets smelled like marihuana/weed/ganja whatever you want to call it those sheets smelled like it.  I ended up throwing them away, yes I did.  So let's dig into the lavender plant.

Lavandula angustifolia, formerly L. officinalis, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean. Its common names include lavender, true lavender or English lavender; also garden lavender, common lavender, and narrow-leaved lavender. Common lavender belongs to the Lamiaceae (mint) family.

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. That's some pretty powerful stuff there. 

You can put it on your skin with or without a carrier oil to form a lotion. If you’re putting it on a damaged part of your skin, it’s often best to use a cotton ball, which is cleaner than your fingers. For wrinkles and dry skin, you can apply the oil directly with your hands.

Lavender oil can also be ingested in pill form, or used as steam for aromatherapy. While lavender oil is relatively safe, it can cause discomfort for some. Stop using the oil if you experience any negative side effects.

You can get this in our Lavender scented whipped body butter and I can said it doesn't smell like ganja to me but it probably will for someone else. And as always if you have any allergies please consult your doctor before use.  

Lets start healing, protecting, and moisturizing our skin using all natural ingredients and essential oils. Let plants heal our bodies inside and out.  Your skin will thank you later. 

Please feel free to leave a comment, we all have our options, some negative some positive all I ask, is for you to be respectful and be respectful of each other. 

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