Lavender Lemon Handmade Soap
This soap is lovely, scented with only essential oils. The clean relaxing scent of lavender and under tones of lemon. Lavender has a history amazing aromatherapy benefits. Below is a few.
A few centuries ago, laundresses in England were known as “lavenders,” from the Latin meaning of lavender, “to wash.”
This beautiful herb with its fresh, clean aroma takes its name from the Latin as well. Ancient Greek, Roman, and Arab herbalists used lavender as a disinfectant and antiseptic, and also for washing buildings and their clothes. Greek and Roman public baths often offered lavender bath oils, for cleaning the body and adding a welcome lavender scent.
Today, we know of many health benefits of this lovely flower and its essential oil. It has been used in traditional folk medicine, and there is an increasing body of scientific research into the various benefits of lavender aromatherapy.
This article sets forth uses of lavender oil in aromatherapy and as a healing, antiseptic and anti-bacterial plant, and explains how lavender is used in aromatherapy and aromatherapy products.
Obtaining lavender essential oil from lavender flowers
Lavender can be used as it is, in the form of dried flowers.
Lavender essential oil is extracted from the lavender flowers, and used for many healing purposes.
The shining oil glands are embedded among the tiny star-shaped hairs which cover the flowers, leaves, and stems.
The best quality oil is extracted from Lavandula angustifolia and L. stoechas.
L. latifolia yields “spike” oil, used to perfume cheaper goods, while L. intermedia yields “lavandin,” a medium-quality oil.
Once the essential oil is obtained, it is either sold as pure lavender essential oil, or combined into other organic, natural cosmetic products such as lavender soap, lavender bath oil, moisturiser, or shampoo.
Lavender oil and aromatherapy
Aromatherapists use lavender for the following conditions:
Insomnia: In ancient times, pillows were filled with lavender flowers to help the restless fall asleep.
There is now evidence to suggest that aromatherapy treatment with lavender, or the use of aromatherapy products containing it, may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders.
Studies also suggest that an aromatherapy massage with essential oils, particularly lavender, may result in improved sleep quality, more stable mood, and reduced anxiety.
To benefit from lavender's sleepy properties, you can store bed linen in a drawer or cupboard with a lavender bag, add drops of lavender oil to the tumble dryer, or sprinkle a few drops on clean, wet sheets before you hang them to dry.
You can also use lavender bath oil or shower gel, perhaps with an aromatherapy product containing lavender, such as moisturiser, after the bath.
You can put a few drops of the oil into an aromatherapy diffuser in your bedroom, or a few drops on a tissue placed near the bed. And lavender sleep pillows are still popular and available today.
Depression: In one recent study, participants who received an aromatherapy massage with lavender oil felt less anxious and more positive than participants who received massage alone.
Lung problems: Lavender oil is beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, throat infections and whooping cough.
It can be used in an aromatherapy diffuser, which benefits the person suffering from these respiratory conditions, and also provides a lavender scented room.
Headaches: The oil may also help to relieve pain from tension headache when breathed in as vapour, either from putting drops of lavender oil in an aromatherapy diffuser or into very hot water, or rubbed directly on the skin.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Purified Water, Grape Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Mica, Essential Oil Lavender, Essential Lemon, Sodium Lactate
I purchased this bar of soap as part of a gift basket that will be given away at a women’s conference next month. I’m excited to include this handmade soap in the basket! I really appreciated the hand written note from
Brooklyn in my order! Will definitely be ordering again
I love this soap it smells great and it leaves your skin feeling soft. It’s a very relaxing sent. I would highly recommend this soap.
I love the soaps. I have sensitive skin that dries out easily but theses soaps leave my skin soft and smooth. I highly recommend getting some. Even if you don’t used them right away, they make your bathroom smell lovely.