Lavender is known for it's pleasant scent and purple color. But did you know that lavender has many uses that benefit the mind and body?

The blossoms of this perennial herb produce oil that contains more than 150 compounds that
gives this delightful plant it's fragrance. According to the journal of the National Cancer Institute, one such compound, perillyl-alcohol has been effective in treating some forms of cancerous tumors.

Lavender oil is very potent and should not be ingested, but can be applied externally. It
provides pain relief and works as an antiseptic. Not only that, it increases cell growth and when applied (the oil) lightly to a wound, it speeds up healing and reduces scarring. Lavender oil can be used to treat acne, eczema and sunburn.

Did you know that you can create a household disinfectant by mixing lavender oil with water
and storing in a spray bottle? Next time you pass a bottle of lavender in your favorite health food store, add this natural addition to your store house of scents and try it for it's many uses! You'll be glad that you did!