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I have a friend named Lavender.

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There’s nothing she can’t do [Yes, obviously, she’s a woman!]. In fact, Lavandula angustifolia is her full name.

Back in the day, lavender flowers in tea are used to address digestive problems, headaches, anxiety and insomnia. It was even used as a disinfectant for combat wounds in World War 1 and in hospitals to sterilize the areas. Due to advances in technology that allow us to harness the essential oils, lavender very much still finds its way used the same therapeutic way, aside from its natural fragrance.

Did you know that lavender flowers even produce abundant nectar so it is a great plant to use for high-quality honey-making? As far as baking, Lavender flavouring is often paired with chocolate; talk about super-antioxidant!

However, you still have to be careful, as lavender is a powerful allergen, so consult your doctor before ingesting or topically using lavender while pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because  lavender oil is cytotoxic (cell-killing) to human cells that are inside the body (i.e. baby, endothelial cells). All you need is proper care and consultation, in order to make sure that lavender oil does not come in actual contact with your baby.

The real palpable benefit to lavender is in skin care. Imagine this: the soothing calming fragrance combined with the antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and restorative properties of lavender – ALL IN ONE! Make sure when you order 1 Skin products, inquire about the ones that include lavender. The question is not why. After all the benefits listed above, you should really ask yourself: why not? The only acceptable answer is really pregnancy!

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