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Lavender – Health Benefits to me

Updated on September 27, 2011

 

I love Lavender, particularly Lavender Essential Oil and here are some ways I enjoy it and use it to calm the senses. Its refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion, restlessness and increases mental activity -reducing stress.

Lavender can be found in health/beauty products or used as an Essential oil for Aromatherapy.

Yardleys Lavender Bath

Bubble Bath

It’s that time of the year again when I indulge in long hot Bubble bath’s nearly every day as. It’s my way of keeping warm in winter.

My Favourite Bubble baths are Yardley and Radox Herbal bath with Lavender. I also put in a few drops of Lavender Essential oil as it’s tremondously relaxing. Experts say: when Essential oils are inhaled, they work on the brain and nervous system through stimulation of the olfactory nerves.

Sleeping

Most of the time, I put a few drops on my pillow. Lavender essential oil actually induces sleep and some people use it to treat insomnia. Once my head is on the pillow, you'll never find me counting sheep on the ceiling.

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Oil Burner

Ps. When buying Lavender Essential oils, especially online. (as you can’t smell it before buying) Note Bulgarian Lavender Essential oil, actually smells much nicer than the normal Lavender Essential oil.

Burning Oils

A few drops in a Burner, gives the whole house a natural beautiful smell. Lavender has the Latin name Lavare, which means “to wash”; Lavender has antiseptic qualities. So, I am giving my home a clean aroma as well as relaxing my nerves.

Washing Up

OK. I’ve taken it a bit too far but sometimes I do like to use Lavender Washing up Liquid. My excuse – it motivates me to do the washing up. Also, like Lavender antibacterial wipes for the Kitchen. Maybe, I'm a Lavenderholic - if there is such a word.

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There are many more Benefits of Lavender. It’s used for respiratory disorders, skin care, hair (lice). I won’t elaborate on them as you can read them on the Internet. Besides, I haven’t used them that way yet, but the points noted above are how I use it regularly and enjoy the benefits - Proven. I buy my Essential oils from Naturallythinking.com. Its very good quality and priced reasonably.

Full benefits of Lavender Essential oil are below and also if you want to try out others or read about there benefits. E.g Lemon oil, Jasmine oil, Orange oil etc. See link below.

The Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

Benefits of other essential oils.

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My Favourite - Lavender Essential Oil

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    • Lady_E profile image
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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Frogyfish, maybe you could get lavender Plants? That will be the next best thing, if you can't grow them.

      Lovely of you to stop by.

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Ooo, I love lavender too! I've thought of growing it myself, but it never happened...I do thank you for your tip about Bulgarian Lavender having the best fragrance!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Shari.

      I'd love to have lavender growing in my garden. How did you manage that? Lovely and fresh.

      Cheers.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      I love love love Lavender and I must send you a picture of my lavender growing in my garden!

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Lol Amorea - Yes, I think you should leave out the Washing up Liquid. It's very good for promoting sleep though.

      Thanks for stopping.

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      amorea13 7 years ago

      Lady E thank you for this information - didn't know that about Lavender especially about 'sleep' which is very interesting for me because I do find it difficult to sleep. Maybe I should try Lavender (not sure about the washing-up though!). Thanks again Lady E. I'll look to see if you have any more 'aromatic' hubs!

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Thanks DAL.

      ** It is a lovely Fragrance Dreamreachout. Thanks for stopping. :)

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      dreamreachout 8 years ago

      Dreamy and sublime fragrance!! I appreciate the wide variety of your hubs!!

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      Dave 8 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Great hub well written and informative. thank you.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Delboud - I think the Lavender cleaning products give motivation to do the cleaning. Glad you enjoy it and found a gift for your mum for Mothers Day. :)

      ** Hello DeBorrah, thanks. That's nice to know. I see you a as a very, very busy lady. Family, church and Writing...my goodness. I'm glad you find Lavender relaxing.

      Best Wishes. :)

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 8 years ago

      Lady_E, Wonderful refreshing hub! Lavendar is wonderful, Luv those bubble baths too, with candles! Great suggestions! Thank you for sharing, Much love & Blessings!

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      delboud 8 years ago

      Its funny i have an "acquired smell" for the scent of lavendar cleaning products since my mom didnt like pinesol lol

      good info though, think I found a good mothers day gift

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Cheers R Talloni. Regards.

      ** Hi Philipo, whenever you see it buy it - ok maybe for your wife. lol

      ** Thanks Aware. Same to you. Thanks for stopping.

      ** Cheers Jai, I always love your deep comments. Nice to read from you.

      ** Wow Hypnodude - a plant? I'm glad you noted it. I never thought I could get a Lavender Plant. Thats definitely on my to do list. Glad you stopped by.

      ** Glad you like it too Nancy. I wish you lots of happiness in your New Home. That's lovely.

      ** That's true James. How cool is that. Lovely to read from you.

      Happy New Year to you everyone.

      Best Wishes, Elena xx

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      ** Pippap, I'm glad I'm not the only one. lol. Thanks for your comments.

      ** Hi BKCreative, thanks for your comments. There's so many things I didn't even put in the Hub. Lavender Creams, Lavender Beauty Sets, Lavender incense sticks .... lol

      I'm glad your enjoying the benefits too.

      ** Hi Pete, that's nice. I think there is a Yardley Cologne stick for men... Mmmmh, not sure what you think of that. lol.

      ** MPurcdell, that's brilliant. Its nice to use natural remedies for Health issues.

      ** Cheers Dohn

      Maybe you could try some other Essential Oil. There are so many others to choose from. (I like some others, but lavender is my first choice.)

      Thanks so much everyone for your Comments. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. :)

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      James Agbogun 8 years ago

      Gush! Romantic! Locals in Africa make medicines by using heat to extract the components of the leaves of Citrus plants. This Article shows that apart from a remedy for the immediate Ailment, they could indirectly be boosting their mentalities.

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      Nancy's Niche 8 years ago

      A great hub on the benefits of natural herbs…I also love lavender and now, with my new home, I have a yard to fill with lavender plants. You are so fortunate to have such glorious fields of lavender to enjoy.

      Happy New Year my dear!

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      Andrew 8 years ago from Italy

      I'm a Lavender fan too, I've just one plant but my mother has around ten. I love its scent and it made wonders to heal my cat's eyes.

      Happy New Year Lady, and to all other hubbers.

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      Jai Warren 8 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

      Not only is the scent of lavender soothing but the color itself is very calming. We all need things in our lives that bring feelings of peace and comfort.

      Thanks, Lady E!

      Happy New Year!!!

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      aware 8 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      happy new year . loves the lavender too.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Wao. Very informative. I have heard but not used lavender before. Good to note that it could also be used to "clean up".

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Mmmm, good New Year's reminder! Thanks!

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      dohn121 8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I really do like the smell of lavender, but unfortunately, it reminds me of my ex, who was a "lavenderholic" like yourself, lol. You did an excellent job on this hub, Lady_E. I also liked how you recommended Bulgarian Lavender over plain Lavender. Nice touch! Thanks again. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

      Dohn

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      mpurcell10 8 years ago from Arkansas

      I've always liked lavender however when I started getting migraines I tried everything I could think of and a lady at the health store to keep lavender handy to help prevent and shorten the length of migraines and it really works. I now LOVE the stuff.

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      My wife takes bubbles baths and believe she uses Yardley products.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Loooove lavender! - and fortunately I have a cousin in England who brings it to NYC for me. Lovely, lovely, lovely. In fact I have some and think I'll go take a sniff - it does give me energy and a sense of well-being. Just thinking about lavender makes me feel good.

      Lovely, feel good hub! Many thanks!

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      pippap 8 years ago from Surrey, BC

      Lavenderholic may not be a word; but, it sure is a condition. I love lavender; and, I, too, use lavender everywhere. It is one of the most versatile essential oils on the market. Thanks for the article.

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