Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for many reasons – it has a calming scent that makes it an excellent tonic for nerves and anxiety issues. Lavender has been shown to be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension, and emotional stress.

The refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity. It has a well-researched impact on the autonomic nervous system, which is why it is frequently used as a treatment for insomnia. It’s no wonder why so many people love lavender!

Some potential uses for lavender are an arthritis liniment, a balm for congestion and cough relief, bug spray, bath soak for aches and pains, or a chest rub for cold and flu relief.

One use that you may not have thought of is using lavender for healing dry skin. Lavender helps to balance the skin’s moisture barrier so it doesn’t get too oily or too dry. Now that it’s fall and the cold winds of winter are around the corner, having this wonderful essential oil ready in your back pocket will be helpful.

Grab a bottle of our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist and use it in your next shower to get all of lavender’s amazing benefits. Simply turn on the hot water in your shower and when it starts to get steamy, spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam cloud. Step in, breathe deeply, and relax (and moisturize!).

After your shower, add some drops of lavender to some coconut oil and massage it into your skin to get it balanced. If you want to get even fancier (and have some more moisturizing benefits), you can also mix in some shea butter, jojoba oil, or vitamin E oil (or all three!).

What are your favorite benefits of lavender?
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