Alluring and versatile, lavender calms the mind, tames the body and feeds the spirit. Most of us appreciate lavender for its fragrance, used in soaps, lotions, sachets and diffusers. And lavender's vibrant purple blossoms are equally as pleasing to the eye. But many would be surprised at how long humans have been using this remarkable gift of nature. The earliest known use of lavender was discovered in Egyptian ruins-used by the royal families and priests in cosmetics, massage oils and burial adornments. It's also mentioned in the Bible, not by the name lavender but by the name used at the time-spikenard. And it continued to show up in cultures throughout history-from the Greeks and Romans, through the Middle Ages. Victorian era and right up to today, where it's cherished as one of the most popular essential oils.
Beat the Heat
Lavender helps you cool down. Mix water with a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil into a spray bottle or diffuse it with Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oil