|Lavender can be your best friend for both the mind and body.|
Probably about now you might be doing some last minute shopping, baking, cleaning or still wrapping gifts as you prepare for the holidays. Perhaps, you’re even having out-of-town family and friends on their way to stay with you. As much as you look forward to all that celebrating ahead, you also might find all the activities and rushing to get everything done on time can leave you extra tired and stressed. You may think there is nothing much you can do, but there is something that helps restore your mood and body–one herb, namely lavender for its health benefits.
The lavender that I am referring to is not an artificial lavender aroma from a pretty scent, but the power of the real herb. There are quite a few proven studies on the effects of lavender on the nervous system for calming, improving concentration, brightening your outlook to relaxing you enough to bring on sleep.
Of course, you might be tempted just to burn a natural lavender aromatherapy candle that is made from its essential oil. Though helpful, if you want to get all you can from lavender then you are better served using lavender essential oil and applying it to your wrist.
Unlike many essential oils that need to be diluted first with a carrier oil, this is safe to apply directly to your skin. Direct skin contact of lavender essential oil has also been shown substantially reduce blood pressure, the heart rate and its temperature.
So before you get tied up in knots this holiday season, think of yourself and those you love by looking into buying some lavender essential oil for your total well-being. After all, lavender has the health benefits that could be just what you need to get through this difficult time, including using for minor burns.