Lavender has a wonderfully relaxing effect on the mind and body and makes a soothing resource for anxiety, nervousness, and physical symptoms caused by stress. It also has a rejuvenating aspect, acting as a tonic to the nervous system to support stabilized vitality for people suffering from nervous exhaustion. The relaxing effect of lavender can also be felt in the digestive tract. As a tea, flower steam inhalation, or in a homemade vapor rub, lavender is a calming support for the mind and body when dealing with colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, flu, tonsillitis, and laryngitis.
A warm compress created with the flowers and hot water will help to soothe chest congestion, and is a healing support with bruises and insect bites. In a tea or tincture, it can also be taken internally to support a calm digestive system.
Lavender flowers ground into a powder can be used in capsules. Lavender flowers are also used in tincture combinations and teas, and in many other varieties of home remedies. The addition of lavender flowers takes homemade bath salts or facial scrubs to a whole new level in both health-supporting benefits and luxurious aromatherapy aspects.
As is the case with most herbs, lavender should be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place. Refrigeration or freezing is great, but not necessary. Following these suggestions will delay the loss of lavender's highly valued nutritional and medicinal properties.
Lavender Fields Facial Scrub and Mask (Suitable for sensitive or dry skin) 1 cup old fashioned oatmeal 1/2 cup almonds (or almond flour) 1/2 cup dried lavender flowers 2 tablespoons raw honey 10 drops Almond or Olive oil
Instructions: Add oatmeal, almonds, and lavender flowers to food processor or powerful blender such as a Vitamix. Pulse until well mixed and ground very fine. Add honey and 10 drops of almond oil and pulse until well blended. Massage the thick paste onto your face (can add a little warm water to get the desired consistency). Leave on face for 10 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Can be kept in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Use as often as needed.
Pregnancy/Lactation: Lavender is generally considered safe for pregnancy and lactation, but we suggest that you speak with your healthcare practitioner or herbalist prior to starting any new herb.
Storage: Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container