My family bought a little lavender plant a few months ago, and it has grown enough to provide plenty of leaves for some at-home aromatherapy. The essential oils in lavender can be used to scent the home, to treat skin conditions like burns or acne, and to make tea that can aid digestion, promote sleep, soothe headaches and other ailments. Lavender is best known for it’s soothing effect. It’s a great little plant to have around.
To make a lavender tea, tear up several lavender leaves and stir them into your hot water. Wait a few minutes, then filter your water into another cup (I used a coffee filter) to get the leaves out. Add lemon and honey. It’s a great tea for stress relief.
You can also add torn up lavender leaves to boiling water and let the steam fill your kitchen with a lovely relaxing scent. Then once that water cools, put it in a spray bottle and spritz your lavender water on your pillows or pajamas to help you sleep at night.
Or add lavender leaves to your bath for healthier skin. And to smell good. It makes a great perfume, and it’s a lot cheaper than Chanel No. 5.
Look for products that use pure lavender essential oils. You can get the benefits of lavender through your candles, soaps, lotions, etc. It’s a wonderful natural remedy to several medical problems, but it’s also fun for an at-home spa day.