Perhaps one of the most popular scents in skin, bath, and other preparations, lavender brings with it the promise of calming scents and cleansing space. The aroma has been used for centuries, not just for its great smell, but also to dispel insects. It can be used in sachets and potpourri. It also boasts antibacterial and antifungal, cleansing components. Internally, lavender is famed for its calming nervine uses. As a gentle sedative, it can help with anxiety, insomnia, and stress. Useful for headaches, both the essential oil and the tea can help reduce head pain, especially tension based. Digestively, lavender can be useful for intestinal gas, IBS, and nausea. It has been used to stimulate bile production. Topically, lavender has been used as a sitz bath for tears from labor, as a douche for yeast infections and other vaginal conditions. Explore the wonders of this plant as an aromatic, tasty, calming friend!