From Thank You’s to Birthdays, Sympathy to Self Care - if you’re stuck on what to gift for her, we’ll let you in on a little secret weapon.. Lavender!
In the old days, lavender was used as a ‘holy herb’ as well as to refresh personal items like clothes and hair. Over the years, not only is this fragrant herb known for smelling great, but there are plenty of studies proving how beneficial lavender is as a natural remedy for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.
Lavender works as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever) and as a sedative, to increase relaxation and calm. It also interacts with neurotransmitters to help quiet the brain and nervous system activity, reducing agitation, anger, aggression and restlessness. Many studies have shown using lavender oils can improve sleep quality for those with insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Lavender is a natural pain reliever and natural antibiotic. The use of lavender in aromatherapy massage can be effective in improving headaches, toothaches, pain during labour, ear pain from infection and post surgical pain.
Studies have shown the effect of lavender assisting in reducing anxiety, by stimulating the nose to pass signals to the brain. It helps regulate bodily processes associated with anxiety, such as heart rate and breathing rhythm.
Disclaimer: The following should always take precaution or consult with a doctor before using lavender: Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding, those having surgery.
Shop our favourite Lavender products:
'Calm Moment' Lavender Bath Oil by Phutawan
'Bangkok' Travel Candle (Cinnamon & Lavender Blend) by Wax Valley Candle Co
Magnesium Moon Bath Salt (Lavender, Rose, Peppermint Blend) by Raks Naturals
Meditation Roll On Oil (Lavender, Rosemary & Bergamot Blend) by Siam Botanicals
Lavender Chamomile Hand Cream by Mt. Sapola
*Gifting Tip* Pair with our hydrating face mask or eye mask for a thoughtful, self care pamper gift box.
'Good Night' Lavender & Rosemary Pillow Spray - seen in 'Rest & Relax'
Lavender & Chamomile Bath Salts - seen in 'Rest & Relax'
Room & Linen Spray (Lavender Scent)- seen in 'Home Comforts'
'Breath' Aroma Sachet (Rosemary, Lavender, Cedarwood Blend) - seen in 'Home Comforts'
'Dreamscent' Aroma Sachet (Lavender, Peach, Peony Blend) - seen in 'Home Comforts'
Lavender & Chamomile Bubble Bath - seen in 'Isn't She Lovely'