Lavender is a member of the mint family and is used in cooking as well as aromatherapy. The essential oils of the herb’s flowers are used in skin and beauty products, and the oil also has antiseptic properties. Having visited a handful of lavender farms in my travels, I’ve found that a little culinary lavender goes a long way in most food products. However, I enjoy cooking with a blend of Herbes de Provence and sipping a cup of hot lavender tea often.
This wonder herb is also known to have soothing, comforting properties that can ease restlessness, insomnia, and headaches. For sweet dreams, place a little sachet at your bedside or in your pillowcase.