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Five unusual uses for Lavender

Well, we think they are unusual. We hope you haven’t heard them all.

The most well-known and popular of all the essential oils. Lavender oil is predominantly used for its calming, soothing and soporific affects. Many use it before going to bed to help them sleep or during times of stress and anxiety to help them make it calmly through the day. As the author Myrtle Reed once said:

“it always seems to me as if the lavender was a little woman in a green dress, with a lavender bonnet and a white kerchief. She's one of those strong, sweet, wholesome people, who always rest you, and her sweetness lingers long after she goes away.”

You can use Lavender as part of a massage blend, diffused in the home or as part of your beauty hack recipes or home-made cleaning products. Here are some uses you may not have thought of:

1. A salad dressing

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon grain mustard

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon dried lavender blossoms (not essential oil)

Mix all the ingredients together in an empty glass jar or dish then drizzle over your favourite fresh salad and enjoy the soothing herbaceous flavour of lavender!

2. After Sun

It can be used, combined with other ingredients, as part of an after-sun treatment, but don’t put the oil directly on your skin.

3. Potpourri

You could add it to your Potpourri. Potpourri is a mix of natural, dried material which gives off its own fragrance, but this can dull after time. Adding Lavender will reinvigorate it.

4. Lavender Water

Lavender water can be made and used as a room freshener.

5. Carpet Cleaner

Carpet cleaner, a bit like Shake and Vac you can mix the Lavender oil with baking soda, sprinkle over your carpet, leave it on for a bit and then vacuum. Be careful of pets and young children when doing this.

What uses have you found for Lavender Essential Oil? We would love to hear some more unusual ways you have worked with Lavender Essential Oil.

Coming up Tomorrow… What do you think the Soil Association logo means? It is becoming an increasingly recognised logo on organically certified products but just what inspired the design?


Naissance Staff Top Aromatherapy Picks Part 2 - We continue with our staff suggestions for their favourite aromatherapy oils. Part 1 was posted on Tuesday 13.09.16.

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