Thursday, April 28, 2011
LAVENDER - WHAT A GIFT OF NATURE
Have you seen the Lavender fields of the Provence?
Have you been intoxicated by the smell of Lavender in the Tuscany?
Have you had a Lavender bath to reduce stress?
Have you rubbed Lavender oil on your forehead to ease headache?
Have you washed your body and face with Lavender soap?
Have you enjoyed Lavender tea?
Have you planted Lavender in your garden?
Have you enjoyed the sight and scent of the wonderful purple Lavender bloom?
Have you dried Lavender and hung it up for decoration and smell?
Have you put a few drops of Lavender oil on a tissue and inhaled it to calm down?
Have you massaged your body with Lavender lotion?
Have you decorated your salads with Lavender?
Have you cooked with Lavender?
Have you put a little Lavender pillow near your head to help you fall asleep?
Have you put some drops of Lavender oil in your pets bath to repel fleas?
Have you put Lavender sachets among your clothes and linens to ward of moths?
Have you added a small bag filled with Lavender to your laundry dryer?
Have you made Lavender sugar? And Lavender butter?
Have you given Lavender in any form as a gift?
The name Lavender comes from the Latin word "lavare" which means "to wash", and already the Romans understood the herbal benefits of it, and used Lavender in their baths, to enjoy the aromatic pleasant and calming scent. This marvelous and beautiful plant has many properties and can be used in a variety of ways, medical and non medical as well. It is pretty in every garden and its smell is sweet and lovely. The fragrance of pure Lavender oil calms your mind and body.
Check the Internet and you will be surprised how versatile and useful Lavender is - this herb should be truly loved, appreciated and used by everyone!
Should you wonder about the photographs - this time they are all done by ME! :-) (and I think they are nice!)
Oh yes, I also made the little Lavender pillows!