The Relaxing Scent of Lavender

The fresh scent of relaxing lavender can fill the air with a beautiful aromatic scent that can ease even the most troubled of minds. The pleasant aroma is generally regarded as an easy to take, and subtle smell; which may be the reason it has been a largely popular fragrance for soaps, essential oil perfumes, and home sprays. But, the mystique of Lavender may go much deeper than a simply pleasant odor. It is believed that lavender actually triggers a reaction in the human brain that stimulates relaxation.

Lavender is a flowering plant that is part of the mint family. The flower produces oils that have been used medicinally for centuries. The general consensus remains to be that lavender offers a relaxing and aromatic scent that can actually aid in sleep and can be used as a calming agent. A medical study found that the smell of lavender, when inhaled, slows the nervous system slightly which is what produces the calming affect that many people report.

Lavender has long been used as a fragrance in handmade soaps. Handcrafted soaps that contain lavender essential oils should be used each night prior to bet to promote a better sleep. The smell, during a shower or bath, and the after affects of the lingering scent can help calm the anxiety of most anyone. Additionally the slowing of the nervous system can help the body ready itself for sleep.

In folklore lavender is often used to cure the restless mind. Stores of pillows being stuffed with lavender to promote a good night's sleep date back for centuries. The general believe that lavender is calming has been proven true by medical studies. The use of the essential oil extracted from Lavender has also shown signs of promise in treating Alopecia. Its potential use in treating anxiety disorders is still in trials.

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