Lavender always reminds me of my mother. Growing up, the color of her bedroom walls was soft lavender and the house smelt of the calming fragrance. She would grow it in our back yard every summer and would place it in a vase to keep the house calm and inviting.
Lavender is a medicinal plant that is part of the mint family. It is used in potpourri so it can be stored with clothes or in the house to spread the fresh scent. It is also used as in essential oils, soap, and massage oils to help the body relax. It contains antioxidants, which helps the body eliminate stress and balance out your mood. In relation, it can help soothe anxiety. The calming effects of this fragrance can help clear the mind of negative thoughts and relieves insomnia. Drinking this herb as a tea can help reduce bloating and cramping.
5 sprigs of Lavender
8 ounces hot water
Pull the flowers and buds from the sprigs of lavender and put in a bowl. Place the flowers and buds in a tea ball and steep for 10 minutes. The color of the tea is very soft and clear, however, the taste will be strong!