The French grow lavender for essential oils and perfumes. Lavender oil's calming effect acts as a nerve tonic and remedy for tension headache. There are endless uses for lavender. As a sachet in your clothing drawers, it not only smells great, it also protects your clothing due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Calming lavender tea is great for relieving stress, headache anxiety, mood swings and lifting your spirit. It is a wonderful herb to add to water with mint or cucumber slices. Not only is it refreshing but beautiful to look at.
Use lavender in a facial steam treatment. Fill a pot of water with some lavender flowers; bring to a boil. Turn off flame, tent a towel over your head, and enjoy the steam while you are getting a facial treatment. Fill an old stocking with lavender and sea salt, tie under your bathtub faucet, and soak in it. Use lavender tea as a wash for cuts and wounds. Simmer a pot of water with lavender. Allow the scent and the antiseptic and antibacterial properties to purify and refresh your home. Always have on hand: Lavender the herb of harmony.