Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to use Lavender and Herbal Pairings

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Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to use Lavender and Herbal Pairings

HOW TO USE:

Lavender is an herb that has been well-loved and used in so many creative ways throughout centuries. Traditionally, lavender has been used primarily in soaps, perfumes, cosmetics and as decoration in bouquets. However, nowadays, you can find it being infused into herbal oils whether from the whole herb itself or just the essential oil. Lavender can often be found in salves, creams, lotions, body butters and facial steams. It is one of the go-to herbs for any and all skin issues. Some have called the essential oil “First Aid in a Bottle”

Lavender oils

If that isn’t enough, another common and traditional way lavender has been used is in the kitchen. It is an amazing herb to use in cooking, baking and drink making (Lavender lemonade anyone?) You can incorporate it into almost anything in the kitchen…think teas, honeys, sugars, salt rubs, and vinaigrettes. With botanical beverages trending, it’s quite common these days to even see companies adding lavender into beverages such as kombucha.

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LAVENDER BUDS PAIR WELL WITH:

Don’t know what blends well with lavender? Here are 4 herbs to get you started:

Chamomile

Chamomile is another wonderful aromatic flower that contains an anti-inflammatory volatile oil, making it an excellent herb to use both internally to calm tension and anxiety and topically on irritated and dried skin. It is perfect to infuse into oils, drink in teas, add to your facial steam blend and incorporate into salves and creams.

Chamomile

Calendula

Calendula, another skin-loving herb, pairs amazingly well with lavender. When used topically, this duo is a skin-healing powerhouse! They are great infused in oils, salves and creams.

Calendula

Rose

Rose is an aromatic herb with a mild astringent nature and an ability to calm the nervous system. Much like lavender, it is both soothing internally and externally. Its delicate floral flavor blends well with lavender in tea blends as well as infused into skin care products such as facial steam, oils and creams alike.

Rose

Peppermint

Peppermint, another cooling and soothing herb, is a wonderful complement to lavender. Lavender is actually a member of the mint family so this combination makes the perfect addition to any tea blend.

Peppermint