The Benefits of Lavender

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Lavender has long been used to promote calmness, reduce anxiety, and as a sleep aid.  Lavender essential oil is created from distilling the flowers from the lavender plant.  The flowers are often also used in sachets for aromatherapy or in baths for relaxation. Lavender has also been shown to help with mild skin irritations such sunburns, minor wounds and acne and even to relieve mild headache pain.  Used in natural soap, it can be a wonderful way to ease into a peaceful night of sleep.