When you think of lavender, what comes to mind? Relaxation, stress relief, sweet dreams and a boost for your immune system. Or maybe you appreciate lavender’s anti-inflammatory, skin healing benefits. Well…here’s another reason to incorporate lavender into your grooming regimen.
A new study from the Netherlands reveals that the scent of lavender can actually entice people to trust you. The study had participants take part in a game that required lending money. The people in the room where lavender was diffused were more likely to trust others with their funds than those in a peppermint-scented room or one without any scent at all, affirming that lavender can give you a big advantage when dealing with others on a personal and business level.
Whether you want to use lavender products because they smell great, for their efficacious beauty and wellness properties or for their newfound power of persuasion, here are 5 ways to happily indulge:
21 Drops De-Stress Essential Oil Rollerball ($29) blends therapeutic essential oils with 100% organic Jojoba Oil. Apply to pulse points and inhale deeply. Potent ingredients like lavender, German chamomile, frankincense and ylang ylang will quell anxiety, relieve stress and tension and help keep you calm and centered.
Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion ($29.50) is clinically proven to relieve stress thanks to essential oils of lavender, lavandin and clary sage. From the neck down, apply this hydrating body lotion in smooth circular motions and take comfort in the light, soothing natural fragrance.
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Tonic ($30) is ideal for those with a sensitive or dry complexion. It’s formulated with lavender, cucumber, chamomile, licorice and aloe leaf to hydrate, balance, soothe and condition your skin.
Osmia Organics Salt Bath ($50) is one of the most luxurious ways to get your lavender fix. Add a few scoops of this French sea salt, lavender, chamomile and rose concoction into your bath water and soak away. When you towel off you’ll appreciate the light, heavenly fragrance scenting your skin.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturizer ($39) helps you fall asleep and wake up with softer, rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. This hydrating treatment contains lavender essence to help you relax, salicylic acid to effectively exfoliate, antioxidants to protect and a blend of emollients to keep skin healthy and moisturized.