As you all know, we love essential oils, but they just don't get put into the bottles magically. There is a lot of work that goes into making these amazing oils. For one, the oils must be extracted from the flowers or plants that they originally come from. These flowers and plants have some great benefits even before they are turned into oils. That's right! Inhaling some of these flowers can also provide a world of health benefits for you. Here are three of our favorite flowers and their benefits.
Lavender for Relaxing
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. It is a flowering plant that is in the mint family. It has been used in literature and writings for over 3,000 years and it grows native in France, India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. If you have ever stopped to smell the lavender, you know that it can bring a sense of calming and relaxation to you. This is why many people who suffer from insomnia use it to get to sleep. By placing a small, thin bag of lavender flowers under your pillow, you can inhale the relaxing scent. This should help you to get to sleep very quickly.
Because of its very relaxing nature, studies are now being done on how lavender can help to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. When lavender flowers or lavender oil are inhaled, our blood pressure will get lower as the lavender calms us down. This also works on our heart rate. Smelling lavender also helps to bring some mood boosts to us. When we smell lavender, we will be given a huge mood boost and things that may have looked grim will suddenly seem not so bad.
The Love of Roses
We all love the way roses smell. The romantic scent of their petals brings us memories of love and romance. Did you know that these petals can actually do much more for your health? Roses can be used to make rose water, which has some amazing health benefits. Roses water can be used for its anti-inflammatory benefits and this can help with skin irritations such as eczema, acne, and rosacea. It can also help you find relief from red and puffy skin. This also helps with your acne breakouts.
Rose petals contain a very high number of antioxidants. Antioxidants are what help us to fight off free radicals that can cause early signs of aging on our skin and in our bodies. Antioxidants also can help to protect our cells from being damaged. As we age, we need to have more roses and rose oil around.
Smelling the roses can help you lighten your mood. This can help to shake your blues, anxiety, or depression. This is having fresh roses or rose oil around can really help you.
Violets for Pain Relief
Violets have been written about since the time of the Greeks and Romans. The gods used them in romantic ways and to heal their aches and pains. The leaves and flowers of violets have some great benefits. Smelling violet flowers can help you find relief from headaches and even heartbreak. If you are feeling lonely or sad, violets can help to boost your mood almost instantly.
Another great benefit of smelling violet flowers is that they can turn a very timid person into someone who wants to share with others. This may not happen overnight, but smelling violets will allow you to have the confidence that you need to open up to others.
We love flowers and we love essential oils. With these flowers and oils, you can start to find the amazing benefits for your health that they all have. Stop to smell the flowers because you never know how they will make you feel.