Lavender is not only beautiful, but it also has hundreds of beneficial uses. While there are roughly 32 different species of lavender, the most common one is Lavandula angustifolia. Native to the Mediterranean, the low shrub grows worldwide and may be used fresh, dried or distilled into an essential oil.
What are the benefits?
When applied on the skin lavender soothes nearly every skin condition. A natural anti-bacterial, fresh and distilled lavender promotes healing, fights germs and infection, and reduces inflammation. Lavender also has a soothing effect on the nervous system when applied topically or used in aromatherapy, and can ease anxiety, promote restful sleep, and reduce stress.
Ways to use it?
Have a hot, soothing bath with lavender bath salt. Mineral rich sea salt helps to relieve muscle tensions and improves skins’ metabolism. Lavender essential oil is well known for its relaxing and calming properties. Hot bath with lavender bath salt helps to relax after a stressful, long day and prepares for a good night’s sleep. For more luxurious experience we recommend lavender bath truffles.
Light a scented candle (All JOIK candles are made with quality ingredients and environmentally-friendly soy wax) or use scented sachets to spread calming scent of lavender around the house. Make sure to have scented sachets in your bedroom because lavender has been recommended for centuries as a sleep aid and is an easy and natural solution to help with occasional insomnia.