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FLOWERS.

We often neglect the importance of flowers even when we know how much it is important for our day to day life. We, Indians use varieties of flowers to please our lords, we decorate our house with their colorful and perfumed petals or use flower incense sticks to make our home smell like a garden.

Try to imagine life without flowers. You can’t.  

We’ll talk about Flowers and how they are not there just for our decorations or for our scenery photography or even for our aesthetic insta posts. 

Flowers are much more than their beautiful petals and widely used for their soothing fragrance. Some flowers contain therapeutic properties to help you sleep, lose stress, calms you down and many more without giving the scary side effects of modern medications. Many of them are crushed to be used for medicinal purposes.

As a senior in college, we’ll be dabbling with the 2 flower oils for sleep & relaxation first.

  • Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender oil has been around for centuries. The word came from the Latin word “lavare”, which means “to wash”, or from the word “livendulo”, which means “livid or bluish”.

Lavender oil is one of the most calming essential oils with a number of different effects.

Such as: 

  • calming
  • benefits mood
  • alleviates anxiety and depression
  • helps improve sleep
  • relieves PMS pain and tension
  • relieves headaches and migraines

Several studies have proven that Lavender oil helps to reduce anxiety and depression .It’s also been shown in studies to improve symptoms and issues associated with PTSD, such as poor sleep, low mood, and anxiety.

  • Chamomile Essential Oil

Like lavender, Chamomile oils uses are varied across different areas of the world, but mostly it is included cosmetically and to calm a variety of different ailments. Chamomile has been used therapeutically throughout history, for digestive complaints.

It’s a very gentle oil that is even great for use with children.

Some of its effects:

  • soothing and calming
  • reduces anxiety and stress
  • good for headaches and migraines
  • reduces insomnia
  • helps to alleviate pain associated with teething in infants

How to Use These Essential Oils for Sleep & Relaxation

There are many ways to use essential oils for sleep & relaxation. Some of the most common include:

  • Diluting essential oils with an air diffuser
  • Massaging a few drops onto a specific part of the body, such as the forehead, neck, chest, wrist, hands, or toes
  • Rubbing a few drops into your hands and taking a few deep breaths
  • Creating a spray to spritz into the air or on your pillow

~ I’ll be back with more. Thank you for reading.

-AnonymousCreature🌌

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