Essential oils tap into the fact that smells can really make or break someone's day. Smells can make you feel like you are home, make you feel connected to others, and bring back both good and bad memories of times long ago. If you have started to explore essential oils one of the first types that will pop up on your radar is Lavender. So why are so many of us drawn to Lavender and Lavender essential oils? We are drawn to them because they have numerous benefits that we can feel in our bodies and minds.
Calming Our Minds
Many of us struggle with mental health challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Sometimes life can become a bit too much to handle and we seek ways to calm and center ourselves so we can more effectively keep going. Lavender has been shown to produce this calming and centering effect. This is one of the reasons why there is such a wide range of products, sleep masks, candles, bath bombs, which are meant for relaxing which use lavender. Consider Lavender essential oils when you need a quick way to calm your mind and center yourself.
Bringing Sweet Dreams
Sleep is when our bodies and minds have a chance to rest and recuperate from all the activities we have done all day. After a day filled with go, go, go, our minds and bodies need a break. While we know the importance of a good night’s sleep too often when our heads hit the pillow we find we struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep once we do. We struggle to put our day aside. We wake up already tired and find it that much harder to get through the daily slog. This quickly compounds on itself leaving us fearful we will never be able to get the sleep we need. The good news is Lavender scent has been shown to help us get the restful sleep that we all need to be able to function at our best selves. So if you want to sleep well create a bedtime routine which incorporates the scent of Lavender.
Settling Our Tummies
No matter who we are we find there are uncomfortable moments where our tummies are not happy with ourselves. Sometimes these tummy troubles are because of things we can identify, such as having that extra serving of food we knew we did not need. Sometimes it seems completely random and out of the blue, like our tummies just don’t like us and want to make our lives hard. Lavender scent can gently relieve such feelings of nausea or motion sickness no matter if you can identify the cause or not.
Easing Our Heads
Headaches and migraine are such a pain to deal with. It is hard to think, act, or move when our heads are pounding away. It is also hard to show compassion for ourselves or others in such moments. Massaging Lavender essential oil into the temples, forehead, and neck can minimize the pounding and shorten the duration of your headache. The sooner we are able to reduce the pounding, the sooner we will be able to get back to the rest of our lives and be their for family and friends.
Nourishing Our Skin
We are heading into the colder months where our skin tends to end up a bit dry, a bit rough, a bit troublesome. Many of us will be reaching for skin products that will leave us feeling good in our own skin. With this in mind it is useful to know Lavender is packed with antioxidants that protect and nourish your skin, making it a perfect addition to any skincare formula. These antioxidants also mean Lavender can help with other skin issues such as acne flare-ups, or minimizing the appearance of sunspots. Lavender is also anti-inflammatory, so it can be used to relieve itchy skin caused by eczema or insects deciding you are too sweet not to bite. So add some relaxing Lavender essential oils and allow your skin to sing with joy.
Healing Our Lips
Dry, cracked lips can be very uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. But we want to make sure we are aware of what we are putting on our lips since our lips are so intimate. If you are seeking a DIY lip balm consider mixing lavender oil with coconut oil for the perfect lip balm to relieve chapped lips. In addition Lavender's antimicrobial and antifungal properties make it an excellent choice to combat cold sores another reason our lips might be uncomfortable.
Lavender essential oil benefits are for the mind, body, and soul. Seek Bamboo wants to remind you how well these essential oils compliment our wool dryer balls. The wool dryer ball enhancement will leave you with a lovely lavender scent all day, but in reality, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the benefits of lavender essential oils.