Lavender is used in herbal medicine, in aromatherapy as essential oil, in cooking, in beauty products… it is one of the most versatile herbs, and it is safe for most people both as an herb and as essential oil (look for Lavandula angustifolia/officinalis/vera essential oil for therapeutic use). Do you grow lavender in your herb […]
A cold lavender compress can relieve headaches or reduce inflammation, and it is a simple home remedy for many injuries. A warm compress with lavender essential oil is useful for muscle aches and pains and for menstrual cramps. How to Make a Cold Compress Fill a bowl with cold water using the coldest water you […]
Lavender oil is created from the distillation of the flower spikes of the lavender plant, which can be found all over the world, commercially grown or in private herb gardens. This oil produces a floral scent which some think is overpowering while others may feel a sense of nostalgia.
Many of the most used items in my medicine chest are not bought at the drug store. Why? Because there have been so many recalls in the last five to ten years I have become very leery of using over the counter, even some prescription, medicines.