What Lavender Can Do for You?

  • 18th Sep'20
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Today, essential oils and natural treatments have become increasingly popular. One of the most famous flowers during the pandemic has been lavender, especially for those who undergo sleep deprivation and deal with a lot of stress. The famous relaxing outcomes of lavender are real and could even be used medically to treat anxiety, new research refers.

From blooming gardens to aromatherapy oils and bubble baths, people have long acknowledged that lavender has calming and relaxing benefits. And scientists have also verified that the smell of the purple plant really does help people unwind.

 

Read the below article to know more about it: 

Lavender Sales Are Surging Amid Pandemic

https://www.southernliving.com/news/lavender-relaxation-sales-coronavirus-pandemic 

Lavender sales are surging during the coronavirus pandemic

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/19/business/lavender-sales-coronavirus/index.html 

 

Benefits of Using Lavender 

 

Lavender is a multipurpose plant. People use lavender in many manners to improve good health and well-being. Lavender does have many possible benefits that you might want to try.

Some of the advantages of using lavender are it calms, helps sleep, boosts moods, memory, reduces pain, heals skin, and acts as a protecting agent. Since ancient times, lavender has been used to treat several different ailments, including mental health issues, anxiety, insomnia, depression, headaches, hair loss, nausea, acne, toothaches, skin irritations, cancer

Many people have enjoyed the delightful fragrance of lavender and used it to treat a variety of conditions. People say its uses range from helping them calm down and get a good night’s sleep to managing sleeplessness, anxiety, and menstrual cramps. 

 

How to Use Lavender to Sleep Better?

 

  • Arm your bedside table with pure lavender oil, a diffuser, and a pillow spray to spritz your pillows while sleeping
  • Pour a drop or two of lavender oil on your temples, wrists, or neck before bedtime
  • Sprinkle a few drops on a portion of tissue and tuck it under your pillow
  • Use a diffuser that sprinkles a fine mist of water and lavender oil into the air as you rest
  • Take a cozy bath with a few drops of lavender oil added, before sleeping 
  • Apply a lavender-scented body cream into your skin before you hit the sheets
  • Apply a couple of drops of lavender oil on the collar of your pajamas 

 

Read the below articles to know more about the use and benefits of lavender:

Why Lavender Can Do For You?

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-lavender-can-do-for-you

The Relaxing, Sleep-Promoting, Health-Boosting Powers Of Lavender

https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/08/07/the-relaxing-sleep-promoting-health-boosting-powers-of-lavender/ 

What are the health benefits and risks of lavender?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265922 

15 Beauty Benefits of Lavender Oil That'll Make You a Believer

https://thethirty.whowhatwear.com/benefits-of-lavender-oil 

 

Read the below article to know about the usage of lavender for anxiety and sleep:

Lavender Oil for Anxiety and Depression

https://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/journal/2012-02/lavender-oil-anxiety-and-depression-

It’s Official: Smelling Lavender is Relaxing, and Helpful for Anxiety

https://blog.zencare.co/lavender-help-anxiety/ 

Does lavender really help with anxiety?

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323422 

Why does lavender make you sleepy: a lowdown

https://uk.lush.com/article/why-does-lavender-make-you-sleepy-lowdown 

 

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Beauty Kumari

Beauty is an eloquent individual, loves to express a myriad of topics through her words. With a never-say-no attitude, she is ready to take any professional challenge head-on and gives her best to any project entrusted to her. She hopes to make an impact through her writing and build a career out of my passion.