Lavender—A Scent for Summer and Much More

Learn About A Classic Favorite

Lavender is one of the most popular and loved scents out there. With its fresh and simple smell, its endearing legacy, and amazing health benefits, what’s not to love? Find out more about one of your favorite scents and what makes it a classic!

The History

Lavender goes way back, about 2500 years! It was known to originally be cultivated in places like Europe, the Mediterranean, and India. The name Lavender comes from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash. Just from knowing where the name comes from gives us a look at the freshness it evokes and the benefits it derives. The lavender color and plant have come to represent purity, serenity, grace, and elegance. It’s no wonder we love the smell and color of this beautiful plant and fragrance!

The History

Lavender goes way back, about 2500 years! It was known to originally be cultivated in places like Europe, the Mediterranean, and India. The name Lavender comes from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash. Just from knowing where the name comes from gives us a look at the freshness it evokes and the benefits it derives. The lavender color and plant have come to represent purity, serenity, grace, and elegance. It’s no wonder we love the smell and color of this beautiful plant and fragrance!

The Many Uses

Our beloved lavender wears many hatsfrom medical, to culinary, to home scenting, to just being a color we love. With so many options, here are some of our favorite ways it can be utilized.

Medical

  • Because the lavender fragrance is so calming and relaxing, it is often used to help with insomnia, anxiety, depression, and restlessness.
  • With believed anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, using lavender can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.
  • Lavender oil helps the skin with its healing properties, and it can help fight fungal and skin infections.
  • Lavender can help in relieving menstrual cramps or emotional symptoms.

Tip: Make sure to talk with a doctor before combining lavender with drugs that aid in sleeping or blood pressure reduction.

Medical

  • Because the lavender fragrance is so calming and relaxing, it is often used to help with insomnia, anxiety, depression, and restlessness.
  • With believed anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, using lavender can help to heal minor burns and bug bites.
  • Lavender oil helps the skin with its healing properties, and it can help fight fungal and skin infections.
  • Lavender can help in relieving menstrual cramps or emotional symptoms.

Tip: Make sure to talk with a doctor before combining lavender with drugs that aid in sleeping or blood pressure reduction.

Culinary

  • Ingesting lavender can be used to help toothaches, headaches, pains, and sores.
  • Lavender has shown to aid in preventing hair loss.
  • Drinking a lavender tea can help with stomach and digestion issues, like nausea, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
  • Using lavender in replacement of rosemary can help to create more savory and flavorful meats and sauces.
  • Use it to create delicious pastries and ice creams with a more sultry and fresh flavor!

Tip: Dry your own lavender and look for great food recipes online!

Culinary

  • Ingesting lavender can be used to help toothaches, headaches, pains, and sores.
  • Lavender has shown to aid in preventing hair loss.
  • Drinking a lavender tea can help with stomach and digestion issues, like nausea, upset stomach, and abdominal swelling.
  • Using lavender in replacement of rosemary can help to create more savory and flavorful meats and sauces.
  • Use it to create delicious pastries and ice creams with a more sultry and fresh flavor!

Tip: Dry your own lavender and look for great food recipes online!

Aromatherapy

  • As it can be used as an anxiolytic (anxiety reducer) and a sedative, the lavender scent helps to calm you down and sleep easier.
  • Lavender can reduce agitation, anger, and aggressiveness in the brain, by interacting with the neurotransmitter called GABA in the brainhow cool!
  • Lavender has been shown to help aid in cognitive health, such as improving memory.

Tip: blend with lemon or ylang-ylang to make the scent your own, and to help reduce your blood pressure!

Aromatherapy

  • As it can be used as an anxiolytic (anxiety reducer) and a sedative, the lavender scent helps to calm you down and sleep easier.
  • Lavender can reduce agitation, anger, and aggressiveness in the brain, by interacting with the neurotransmitter called GABA in the brainhow cool!
  • Lavender has been shown to help aid in cognitive health, such as improving memory.

Tip: blend with lemon or ylang-ylang to make the scent your own, and to help reduce your blood pressure!

Floral in a subtle and attractive way, with a hint of soft and musky earth, the reviving scent of lavender smells great and makes you feel good. With so many benefits and positive impacts, this scent should be a constant in the home, especially during the summer months! Get some of our favorite lavender flavors in your scent dispenser today, with Pura Simply Lavender, or add in NEST home fragrance with Cedar Leaf and Lavender. Learn for yourself why this scent is so talked about, and let lavender lift you up!

 

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Sources: Medical News Today, Lavender Sense of Joy, Purple Haze Lavender, The Sleep Doctor

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