One of my favorite assignments for my anatomy & physiology class was to take a bath with lavender essential oil in it. Now, the rest of my assignments have not been this glamorous! Basically, I was to write about my experience.
I took the baths three nights in a row. I’m not a bath person. I usually say that I just don’t have time. I ran a hot bath and added six drops of pure lavender essential oil to it. I really didn’t know what to expect, other than it possibly relaxing me. Going into the bath, I was having lower back pains (shoveling large amounts of snow) and menstrual cramps (sorry to the men reading this). Both of these pains were extreme.
I set a timer for 20 minutes. Like I said, I have a very busy schedule. I got in the bath, and grabbed a textbook to read for homework. As I started reading, I felt my body start relaxing. The discomfort in my pelvic and lower back areas were starting to subside. My eyes actually started closing, and it was becoming difficult to keep reading. I felt my body fully relaxing. It was truly amazing!
My son has joined the track team at school, and I mentioned he may want to try a lavender bath, because he was very sore after his first couple of practices. He took the bath, and I asked him how it went. He said his body felt a lot better, and he wasn’t feeling sore.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), often called English Lavender, is the most common species of lavender used. It is a beautiful herb that has so many healing qualities, especially as an essential oil. It is healing for sunburns, burns, bee stings, allergies (amazing for allergies), eczema, and more. Lavender is also calming and helps relax the body for sleeping. In my bath experience, it provided muscle and joint pain relief that I have read in my research.
I definitely recommend trying a lavender bath. My son takes one every night now!
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