Never say Never! Or What's up with Lavender Tea?

If 3 years ago someone came to me and said that I would be making lavender tea and drying orange peels on my kitchen counter, I would say “not me!”

And here I am, 3 years later drinking tea with dried orange peels that were left from my morning juice, mixing it with local Lavender Flowers.

By the way, this tea is by far my new favorite! And the healing power of lavender and orange peels is known by a lot of people:

Lavender is a very special herbal infusion, which has calming effects that helps relieve stress, fatigue, headache and insomnia. Drinking a cup of lavender tea before going to bed is known to promote restful sleep;

And Orange Peel is a digestive aid (thanks to pectin, that has probiotic properties). It is used for abdominal bloating, nausea and poor appetite. A class of compounds found in orange peels – polymethoxylated flavones – have the potential to lower cholesterol more effectively than some prescription drugs, and without side effects.

“LavAnge tea” : lavender + orange peel

  • 1 tea spoon of dried lavender flower
  • 2 tea spoons of orange peels

Pour hot water over, let it sit for 5 minutes and enjoy!

LOVE, VAL


Essential oil instead of a perfume

I believe that we all have our favorite perfume that just right for us. But I think sometimes It’s a good idea to skip your commercial perfume routing, because God knows how much chemicals had been added to it.

Better and healthier alternative is essential oils. Pick your favorite at your health food store. There are hundreds different varieties, depends what you are looking for.

Here are my top favorites:

Lavender.I add a few drops to my coconut oil after I take a shower before I’m going to bed. It calms me after a stressful day and puts me in the mood for a nice and relaxing night.

Jasmine. It smells like heaven! I use it ever morning. I add few drops to my wrists and behind the ears. So fresh and sensual!

Tangerine. I use it before I go work out. Tangerine is very uplifting and I get into “go-go” mood.

Grapefruit. Add a few drops of a Grapefruit essential oil into your natural body cream.

 

What is your favorite essential oil? how do you use it? And why do you love it?

I would love to hear it from you. Sign in and leave your comments.

LOVE, VAL

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Sleep Sweet ~ Essential Oilz Scented Sheets

One of my favourite things is to hop into my freshly washed organic bamboo sheets after a Thalassotherapy bath (see my previous post).

The feeling is enhanced to a calm euphoria when the sheets have been sprinkled with the soothing scents of Lavender & Marjoram essential oils. You may know a little of the calming effect Lavender has upon the mind & body. Try googling Marjoram to read its amazing list of benefits! :D 

I sprinkle it over the pillowcases mostly, & inhale deeply as I fall asleep.

Another little ritual I have is to drink a calming brew of my 'Tea of Flowers' which my model/mum friend Helena first shared with me at night. It's so simple. Mix together equal parts of the dried herbs Passionflower, Lavender & Camomile. Store in a glass jar. Drink a cupful before bed.

Sweet dreams!!

Love & Chocolate xxx Abigail