Breathe Deep: Soothing the Spirit With Calming Lavender Aromatherapy
There’s no question that the lingering pandemic is putting pressure on everyone—not just essential workers. Studies show that stress levels in American adults are high, leading to burnout, as well as mental and physical exhaustion. While self-care may be the last thing many people are thinking about right now, it’s an important course of action to help alleviate the tension, anxiety, and worry that can have a negative impact on our overall wellbeing.
Self-care comes in many forms. At Lavender Life Company, how we fit in to the equation is with our aromatherapy products that can address sleep disturbances and nervousness brought on by stressful situations. We know that lack of sleep has real repercussions, as does prolonged emotional strain. Following are some simple practices involving lavender that will have you feeling more relaxed and restful—and less anxious—in no time.
Draw a bath. Being enveloped warm water is a bit like a hug, and we could all use more of those these days! Add a cup of our Lavender Bath Salts to the tub and reap the rewards of lavender’s tranquilizing properties. They have the added benefit of Dead Sea salts, which are rich in magnesium—a known insomnia aid—as well as other minerals that nourish the body. Or, for a frothy, luxurious escape, pour in some Lavender-Vanilla-Bourbon bubble bath and get taken away to slumberland by its heavenly fragrance.
Drink some tea. All of our teas are fortified with lavender, so you can enjoy the advantages of lavender aromas all day long, but our obvious favorite for night time is our naturally caffeine free The Tranquil Life. It offers a peaceful blend of culinary lavender and calming chamomile, plus Montmorency cherries, which contain a high amount of melatonin—a sleep hormone. Sweeten your cup and add to the benefits with Lavender-Infused Honey.
Diffuse some essential oil. One of the easiest ways to enjoy therapeutic lavender is to fill your space with its sweet, delicate scent. Day or night, simply plug in your diffuser and just breathe… Our Lavender Essential Oil is 100% USDA Certified Organic and undiluted, and perfect for creating a pleasant and serene atmosphere.
Don a neck wrap or eye pillow. During the work day—especially if you’re working remotely—you can ease tension and nervousness by draping your shoulders in our warmable, Lavender Comfort Neck Wrap. Even Drew Barrymore approves of this idea! In the evening, lie back and relax with our Lavender Eye Pillow, which can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer for distinctly different, but equally soothing effects. For an extra lavender boost, spray the air or your bed linens with Lavender Fog Aromatherapy Spray Mist and say nighty-night to worries, stress, and sleeplessness.
Don’t forget that kids can feel stress just as much as adults. Help comfort them and ease them into sleep with our warmable, lavender-filled stuffed animals. Our Xander Bunnies, Dogs, and Cats are super soft and the perfect cuddly companion!