The majority of lavender is cultivated for the making of lavender essential oil. In that state it has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. This is why it is a vital component in our sanitizing room spray. It can also be used in salves and balms in this state to lend its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to those as well.
Lavender is used extensively with herbs and aromatherapy. Infusions are believed to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Bunches of lavender repel insects. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation. An infusion of flower heads added to a cup of boiling water is used to soothe and relax at bedtime. Lavender oil (or extract of Lavender) is used to treat acne when diluted 1:10 with water, rosewater, or witch hazel; it also treats skin burns and inflammatory conditions. Lavender can also be very useful with wounds, but research has found that lavender honey, made by bees collecting pollen from the lavender plants, can actually be used very effectively in treating non infected wounds.
Lavender has also been shown to be very calming when diffused throughout a room and would be useful in helping little ones sleep better at night. This very versatile herb is used in many of our products and we hope you will find it soothing, calming, and healing in your uses.