The history of this sweet-smelling herb is well documented. The ancient Romans often used lavender to scent their baths, beds, and clothes, as well as employed its unique properties medicinally.
Of course, today the most commonly sourced lavender is from France and the famous lavender fields of Provence. But, did you know that lavender can be grown almost anywhere? And, quickly gaining in popularity is Bulgarian lavender.
According to Exploring Aromatherapy, “Bulgarian lavender is grown in a low altitude environment and has a slight, deep note and herbaceous tone. Bulgarian lavender has the same therapeutic benefits as French Lavender… making it perfect for skin care and beauty recipes as well as household uses.”
A wonderful way to try Bulgarian lavender for yourself is with a bottle of essential oil from First Botany Cosmeceuticals. This is therapeutic grade, 100% pure lavender oil, with no fillers or additives.
But, what do you do with lavender oil? One of my own favorite ways to use lavender oil is in the bath. And, because this bottle has a very convenient eyedropper, it is very easy to get just the right amount. Three drops is more than enough — the whole bathroom smells like heaven. (I also like the eye dropper because I have occasionally developed skin reactions to essential oils — probably by using too much, especially Peppermint Oil — so this helps me not overdo it.)
The oil is also fabulous for scenting drawers (just a drop on a sachet), bed pillows (a drop on a sachet tucked into the underside of the pillow) and even whole rooms (one drop on a lit light bulb).
According to First Botany Cosmeceuticals, lavender oil is highly effective in treating depression, stress, and anxiety. And, from personal experience, I know that it can be beneficial for headaches and migraines (in teeny, tiny doses – too much will bring on one doozy of a migraine.)
Lavender oil can even be used in homemade beauty essentials like soaps, massage oils, bath salts and body wash!
If you are ready to try heavenly lavender oil, you can try it completely risk-free. First Botany Cosmeceuticals stands behind their products with 100% Guarantee Policy. Simply try this amazing Lavender Oil and if you are not fully satisfied they will refund your money!
Your guide to a life filled with STYLE! Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador and Cover Girl Ambassador. Susan Said…WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com in 2015. Susan is also the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! Read more about her in Family Circle Magazine.
PHOTOS: Used with permission by First Colony Botanicals.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the First Botany Cosmeceuticals lavender oil mentioned above in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.