By Mary N. DiZazzo


Ciao bella,

Used for centuries to keep skin feeling hydrated and the body calm. Just a whiff of this magnifi cent scent will keep your senses focused and relaxed.

Lavender oil can also help with troubled skin such as acne. It penetrates your pores to help in regulating your skinís oil production. It has a skin soothing nature that can also tame an itchy scalp. Also used for anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.

Used as a holy herb in ancient times. High priests used it for purification rituals and healing.

Lavender was used in anointing the feet of Jesus by Mary Magdalene.

Imagine a bath filled with Lavender Ö known for itís calming qualities, a shower gel or bath salts will put you in dreamland instantly. Lavender is part of the mint family thatís a shrub. The flowering tops of the shrub are used in a distillation process that will produce Lavender oil. Used in many brands of essential oils, Lavender contains many benefi ts for calming nerves and sleep related problems.

So calm yourself down and carry on with some Lavender!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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