Today’s tip was written by Nancy Zazzaro, creator of the popular “Monster Spray” and “Storm Squasher” seen on Tiny Green Mom. Nancy uses organic lavender in her special formulation for making Monster Spray and Storm Squasher. Please visit her website for more information:

The Many Benefits of Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula) has been used for centuries. It has been used for everything from food to heal people! It can treat acne, athlete’s foot, and stomach discomfort. Lavender is superlative as a disinfectant, for migraine or headache relief, to heal burns, and treat insect bites.

Lavender is exceptional as a fabric freshener and as a repellent for insects. It is often used to treat sore muscles, alleviate respiratory problems, as a relief for sunburns, and of course, to soothe nerves! Because Lavender has antiseptic properties, it makes a great household disinfectant, as well.

One of the most popular uses for Lavender essential oil is to induce sleep. The benefits of Lavender have been documented for well over 2000 years! Once you discover Lavender and its multitude of amazing uses, you will wonder how you ever lived without it!