Lavender for Body and Soul

Lavenders have everything for the modern garden as an amenity plant. They are evergreen, fast-growing, compact and fragrant. The origins of its name are probably from the Latin word Lavare indicating the plant has another use as it means to be washed and suggests it was regularly used to perfume bathing water. There are numerous … Continue reading Lavender for Body and Soul

Lavender and Aromatherapy

Lavender is one of those scents that have the power to evoke the senses.  Most notably, feelings of relaxation and well-being.  In fact, it was long believed that Cleopatra's secret weapon, in love, was Lavender. Calm and refreshing it’s not surprising the word Lavender in Latin (Lavoie) means for wash or bathe.  Because of its … Continue reading Lavender and Aromatherapy

Our Five Favorite Essential Oils for a Healthy Sleep

For some people, it takes about ten seconds from their head hitting the pillow before they’re fast asleep and dreaming. But for others, sleep can prove to be an elusive state of being that they can never quite get to, no matter how hard they try. Sure, maybe you can fall asleep (after about an hour of … Continue reading Our Five Favorite Essential Oils for a Healthy Sleep

Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

Also, Known As: Common Lavender Garden Lavender Lavender Spike Lavender Sweet Lavender True Lavender The shrubby herbal plant called the lavender is a common sight in the South Europe. The lavender is also cultivated and grown in many other places, especially the southern and western regions of the United States, where it is also a … Continue reading Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

Aromatherapy Oils for Summer

Dinners at dusk, afternoon barbecues, and sleeping under the stars happen to be as inviting to bugs and mosquitoes as they are to vacationers. Fear not: There are lots of oils that will keep you bite-free—and plenty that will prevent you from smelling like an exterminator. My power players for summer are ones that are … Continue reading Aromatherapy Oils for Summer