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5 Ways to Use Lavender in Your Home

Turn your home into an oasis by infusing lavender into your space

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The diverse capabilities of essential oils have been popular among us for a while now. One variety in particular, lavender, is known to be very helpful in making a person feel more relaxed and in improving quality of sleep. But lavender has several other benefits that you may not know about—and a great way to experience them for yourself is by using lavender in your space. So if you want to make your place a more pleasant place to just chill out in, these are different ways that you can incorporate lavender into your home.

Use essential oils


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Essential oils help a huge deal in making the atmosphere in any space. In particular, lavender is very helpful to use inside the bedroom as one of its benefits is that is improves sleep quality. To bring this scent into your home, you can simply use an essential oil diffuser. But don’t limit yourself—you can dab the lavender oil on your wrists to help you stay relaxed and composed wherever you go.

DIY lavender sachets for your home


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If you don’t have an essential oil diffuser, another great way to keep your home spelling like lavender is by placing sachets containing dried lavender in different parts of your space. To make these sachets, all you need is some dried lavender buds, some fabric, and a string. Make a small pouch with the fabric, place the buds inside, then secure it closed. When the scent wears off, you can open up the sachet or add a few drops of the essential oil to the buds.

Make a lavender bath


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Are you a fan of long baths in the tub? Infuse your bath water with some lavender oil or bath salts and you are guaranteed to have a relaxing, pleasurable time. What a perfect way to finish off a long and stressful day (or week) at work!

Drink some lavender tea


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Aside from making you feel relaxed, did you know that lavender also possesses a plethora of incredible health benefits? To make the most of those advantages, make yourself a nice, warm cup of lavender tea by simply brewing some lavender buds in a sachet. Drinking this will help give you relief from health issues like headaches, anxiety, skin irritation, and even insomnia. It can help promote healthier digestion as well.

Grow some lavender plants


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If you enjoy growing plants at home, you might want to add lavender to your home garden. Lavender is relatively easy to grow, plus it has many benefits aside from those relating to health and wellness: It can also be used for cooking and even repelling mosquitoes. Plus, its natural beauty will make any home look even better.

Source: House Beautiful

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