Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender

As one of the world's most recognizable and popular herbs, lavender is a key ingredient in some of your favorite Violets Are Blue products.

With incredible healing and aromatherapy properties, we use lavender to soothe, calm, and enhance our skin and overall wellbeing.  It has been proven to work as both an antioxidant and anti-microbial, and its scent delivers a calming effect that is helpful in combating anxiety and promoting sleep. 

Breathe it in!

We always recommend our customers take a deep breath when applying our Face and Body Lotion, to receive the full aromatherapy benefits of the lotion’s organic lavender essential oil.  Lavender contains calming aromatic compounds called linalool, which bind to the nasal receptors in your nasal passages, skin, and intestinal tract and send calming signals to the nervous system… something we could surely all use!  

Studies using electroencephalograms (ECG) have shown that compounds like linalool decrease arousal in the brain, reduce agitation in dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, and during breast cancer treatment, lavender aromatherapy helped reduce postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea. 

You can benefit from lavender and its linalool by using a diffuser, making your own linen or pillow mist (see below for our easy DIY recipe!), or using skincare products containing lavender essential oil. 

diy lavender linen spray

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