Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Calm the mind with Lavender

Stress weakens our immune system and we can become ill.  Lavender is a great way to calm and soothe.  It has been used for centuries as a calming agent. 

Fatigue  Add 5 drops of Lavender oil to a hot foot bath and relax while your feet soak in it. The soles of the feet are particularly porous, so Lavender reaches your bloodstream very quickly, exerting its stimulating and soothing effects on various systems of your body.

Aching Muscles  After an exhausting day at the office or a back-breaking afternoon in the garden, jump into a Lavender bath to soothe aches & pains.  Add Epsom salts and a few drops of Lavender oil to the bath and soak away the tension.

"Lavender, sweet Lavender;
come and buy my Lavender,
hide it in your trousseau, 
lady fair. 
Let its lovely fragrance flow
Over your from head to toe,
lightening on your eyes, 
your cheek, your hair."

Cumberk & Clark
Flower Song Book 1929


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