Plant our lavender seeds because...
- It's hardy and easy to grow. In general, lavender is a hardy plant that doesn’t require a whole lot of care once it’s established. It thrives in sunshine and dry soil, so under watering isn’t an issue for this stunning flower.
- For its scent. Lavender is an incredible aromatic flower with a soothing scent and fantastic blue-violet buds. Once you get a smell of a fresh lavender plant you’ll understand why it’s oil is a great ingredient in our Shrinking Violet range.
- To repel mosquitos, flies, fleas and moths. Planting lavender in the garden is a great choice for those who are mosquito magnets! Unlike humans, who tend to be drawn to the soothing scent of lavender - mosquitos are repelled by it. Lavender’s aroma will also keep flies, fleas and moths at bay.
- To attract pollinators. While winged pests won’t want to set up shop near your lavender plant, all manner of beneficial insects will - such as butterflies and bees. With our global bee population in decline - something which could have devastating and far reaching consequences for the planet - it is vital we attract and protect these valuable species. What’s more they’ll work hard to pollinate your flowers and plants ensuring a colourful and buzzing garden for years to come.
- For health. Lavender boasts an array of medical uses - from stress relieving to promoting sleep.
- Treat stress and anxiety. When stress strikes, open your bottle of Shrinking Violet or head out to the garden and breathe in the aroma of your beautiful lavender plants. Researchers have discovered that lavender produces calming, soothing and sedative effects when it’s scent is inhaled. In fact, the scent of lavender can actually change brain wave patterns which is why it can work for a variety of neurological issues.
- Improve cognitive function. Not only does lavender oil boost mood, but other studies have shown that its scent helps people perform maths faster and more accurately than those who don’t inhale the aroma before taking tests.
- Relieve headaches. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to dilate blood vessels, it’s easy to understand how lavender kills the pain associated with headaches. Add a few drops of Shrinking Violet solution to a bath to relax and quell a pounding skull.
- Sleep like a baby. Although several plants promote a restful night’s sleep, lavender is probably the most well-known of all of these. In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies and sent them into a deeper sleep, while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child. This maybe because the aroma is known to slow down heart rate and lower blood pressure and stress levels. Watch our for our seasonal lavender wands!
- For beauty. Lavender has a long history as both a beauty product and a cleansing tonic. Romans used it to scent and purify their baths centuries ago, ancient Egyptians turned its oil into perfume for the mummification process and bundles of lavender were burned during the Great Plague of 1665 to try to ward off infectious diseases.
What will you do with yours?
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