The scent of lavender has been proven to lift people's spirits by fighting depression, can relax the mind after a grueling day, and can even help soothe body aches and pains. When used in our homes, lavender can enhance our moods and make life more enjoyable. There are many ways to use the power of lavender and incorporate that power into our daily lives.
These gorgeous purple flowers can be dried and used either in stalk form or through the dried buds of their flowers. You can also purchase lavender essential oil for a highly concentrated source that will give a tremendous amount of aromatherapy by using only a few drops of the oil. You can also buy 'dried lavender' (also known as 'gedroogde lavendel' in the Dutch language) online.
A dried flower arrangement is a perfect place to add lavender. Again, you can intensify the impact of the color and scent of this flower by filling a vase or basket with just lavender. The bathroom and bedroom are great areas for dried lavender because, respectively, it hides odors and brings relaxation. This is why when you go to the spa or to a massage therapist they always use lavender to enhance the ambiance for their clients.
Essential oils are simply the scented components of the lavender flower that have been added to a liquid for easy application; this is usually oil, but can also be in an alcohol-based liquid such as cologne. Oils are wonderful because they hold the scent for a longer time when applied to the skin or to sachet or fabric. Dating back to ancient times, lavender has been used in soaps and laundry to soften skin and give fragrance to clothing.