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Relax Already: Lavender Bath

Lavender is an incredibly soothing scent and there is now research to prove it. Evidence suggests that the scent of lavender may help slow the activity of the nervous system and promote relaxation. One way to reap the benefits of lavender is using lavender oil as a massage oil. If you don't have the bucks to spring for a massage, you can always take a lavender-scented bath. Soak your muscles and soothe your nerves at the same time.

To turn your bath into an aromatherapy session, the magazine Body+Soul has a great suggestion. Instead of putting lavender oil in your tub, try making a body tea by steeping 4 oz. of dried lavender flowers in 2 cups hot water for 20 minutes. Then simply pour your aromatic tea into bath water and steep yourself for as long as you like!

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emalove emalove 9 years
I love the smell of lavender. I have lavender bath salts that are very nice and always soothe me.
lil-l lil-l 9 years
A lavender eye pillow is the dreamiest! http://www.thebodyshop.com/bodyshop/browse/product_detail.jsp?productId=prod160081&categoryId=cat20045
caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 9 years
That sounds good, I'm going to try this.
Pixie462 Pixie462 9 years
I'm going to try this. I love baths! Especially with candles and incense.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
bellantella - i just looked that up and it looks like it was considered an aphrodisiac in London during the Middle Ages.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I miss having baths...
cloudy-D cloudy-D 9 years
Lavender is so fresh smelling, I love it !
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
It's an aphrodisiac too, no?
Bettyesque Bettyesque 9 years
MMMMM Lavender is soooo soooothing!
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