I am world’s worst green thumb - I generally kill every plant I try to grow.
l have loved Lavender since I can remember - it represents beauty and feminity and I have finally had success in growing it. (probably didn't really try that hard before)
It's deep, vivid, feminine colour and fresh, floral, healing scent give this flower a unique purpose of its own.
Did you know our brains associate a scent with memories? For me, the scent of this flower instantly transports me to France - Provence - where I saw my first field of Lavender.
The sea of purple was pictural and the scent overpowering. I was hypnotised.
It was on this memorable day I learnt this flower/herb is not just beautiful, but therapeutic.
A herb belonging to the mint family - it has powerful antibacterial properties which can help with sleep issues, anxiety or stress, hair loss, digestive complaints, acne, migraines and even repels insects.
I have recently been suffering from insomnia and last night I pulled some leaves off the stem and put them into a small organza bag (was a small present bag) and placed the bag just under my pillowcase towards the end.
I was not expecting any miracles, but I drifted off before I knew it and the next thing it was 4:30 am. Yes, I had two wines last night - maybe that helped, but I was pleasantly surprised that it actually worked.
I intend to make it a part of my daily life - I will let you know how it goes.