Lovely Facts about Lavender!

Lavender is known as one of the safest of all distilled essential oils and it is also one of the most popular! Since ancient times it has been symbolic of cleanliness and purity. As an herb, lavender has been around for over 2,500 years. In ancient times lavender was used for mummification and perfume by the Egyptians,
Phoenicians, and peoples of Arabia. Romans used lavender oils for bathing, cooking, and scenting the air, and they most likely gave it the Latin root from which we derive the modern name (either lavare–to wash, or livendula–livid or bluish). The flower’s soothing “tonic” qualities, the insect-repellent effects of the strong scent, and the use of the dried plant in smoking mixtures also added to the value of the herb in ancient times.
Lavender is mentioned often in the Bible, not by the name lavender but rather by the name used at that time–spikenard. In the gospel of Luke the writer reports: “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the odor of the ointment.”
Lavender Health Benefits include the following properties: antiviral, anti-fungal, antiseptic/disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, relieves muscle tension,
speeds healing, prevents/reduces scarring, relaxes brain waves/reduces stress, anti-depressant, circulatory stimulant, mild sedative, reduces
nervous tension, insomnia aid, stimulates/supports the immune system, soothing and calming properties
Lavender Wands are lovely and will keep their scent for decades. They were hand woven from fresh Lavender Stems in season. Use in closets, drawers, your car, etc. however, they are much too beautiful to be hidden away. Victorian ladies would keep them close at hand to mask unpleasant odors (which were apparently fairly abundant in the Victorian days) by daintily waving the wands under their noses. By rolling the bulbous part of the wand between your fingers, you can revive the scent for quite a while.
Lavender Sachets will add a fresh lavender scent to any room or put them in your drawers or closets to make your clothes and linens smell like lavender!
They also make amazing gifts or favors.

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