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"Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender." - Alice Walker

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Being immunocompromised, lavender has been a major source of pain and stress relief since 2009 for me.

Drastically converting over to lavender body washes, soaps, mists, essential oils and more, I found that I was moving away from medications that “helped” to relieve pain and stress, and stocking up on anything that had lavender on the label.

Today, aromatherapists are turning to lavender to treat these issues as well. Lavender oils are used as a calming agent and sleep aid and massage therapists often apply them prior to a massage.

Not only do these oils help with the mind, but they help with the body as well. When applied to the skin, lavender oils have shown positive results in helping with eczema, acne, sunburns, and diaper rash. They’ve also been a great source for reducing menstrual cramps when applied with sage and rose!

The healing powers of lavender are endless and since ancient times it has been used to treat a library of ailments:

  • mental health issues

  • anxiety

  • insomnia

  • depression

  • headaches

  • hair loss

  • nausea

  • acne

  • toothaches

  • skin irritations

  • cancer

But, at the end of the day, lavender is just a great source of cleanliness. Its name derives from the Latin root “lavare,” which literally means “to wash.”

So, given that #2020 has been a hell of a year, I think we could all use a little bit of lavender in our lives! Check out our Lavender Poppyseed Goat Milk soap bar while you sing the happy birthday song under the faucet. Mist your body with our Lavender Body Mist after a long shower, toss a Lavender Cedarwood Scent Pouch in your closet or under your bed for a subtle burst of calm and relaxation, or mix your favorite scent with lavender in one of our Custom 4 oz Soy Wax Candles.


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