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How Lavender Aromatherapy is the Perfect Stress Remedy

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

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Lavender is one of the most versatile and well-loved plants on the market. For centuries, lavender has been used in everything from tea to medicine, to soaps or candles and more. This plant is beloved for its gorgeous colour, soothing aroma, and wide variety of uses.

Here at Hereward Farms, we believe in the incredible power of the humble lavender plant, which is why we use lavender in all of our natural skin care products and other home goods that we create from what we grow on our lavender farm in Ontario. Our lavender fields provide all of the lavender we use in our products, like soaps, lotions, scrubs, and more.

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We feel that lavender is an incredible tool to keep in your arsenal, whether used just for a relaxing bath or to help you reduce stress. Below, we'll cover some of lavender's benefits and why lavender aromatherapy is the perfect stress relief remedy.

Benefits of Lavender

Lavender's benefits stretch far and wide, and they include the following:

Nervous System Benefits

The parasympathetic nervous system is the one that deals with stress-related symptoms, like elevated heart rate, laboured breathing, and hormones. Studies have shown that lavender positively affects the nervous system to help reduce these symptoms. When these symptoms are lessened, the effects and feelings of stress go down.

Try using some all-natural lavender skin care products as a form of aromatherapy. Hereward Farm has a fantastic selection of body lotions, serums, and more to help your skin feel smooth. Calm your restless mind with a soothing lavender scent.

Mental Health Benefits

Some studies suggest lavender may be an excellent add-on to depression treatment. In fact, several studies have shown that lavender aromatherapy can help with depression, insomnia, and stress levels in adults.

Sleep Benefits
Sleeping and Lavender

Studies have shown that lavender can be beneficial for improving the quality of your sleep and helping with insomnia. The best way to reap these benefits is by taking a lavender supplement orally, almost like a melatonin tablet. Still, other studies have shown that enjoying even just twenty minutes of lavender aromatherapy before bedtime can significantly reduce restlessness and anxiety in sleep.

Hereward Farms Lavender Bath Bombs

Before you head to sleep, try taking a relaxing bath with one of Hereward Farm's bath bombs, crafted with all-natural ingredients and filled with lavender grown right here on our lavender farm in Ontario. When you exit the bath, enjoy the rest of your relaxing night by indulging in some of our natural skin care products, like our body lotion or body oils, or light a candle while you get ready for bed. This calming routine and the stress-relieving scent of lavender can help you get—and stay—asleep.

How to Effectively Use Lavender to Help With Stress

There have been several clinical trials to see what kind of lavender usage is best to achieve the best results. The determination was that lavender was most effective if ingested or used as an aromatherapy tool. To achieve the best results by taking the lavender essential oil orally, you should take a capsule of about eighty milligrams daily. Make sure that if you take lavender essential oils, you're taking a high-quality oil that isn't diluted with synthetic additives or anything similar. Please refer to your doctor's advice when taking anything orally.

If you're not keen on taking lavender oil orally, then using lavender essential oil for aromatherapy can be just as effective. Make sure you're using your diffuser for at least ten minutes if you choose to go this route to achieve the best results.

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Other Ways to Use Lavender

While ingesting lavender essential oil and using lavender for aromatherapy are the most effective ways to use lavender, they are not the only options! Enjoying the benefits of lavender is as easy as popping a few essential oil drops into your diffuser, or relaxing with a sweet-smelling bath bomb can be just as effective for calming stress.


Hot baths are relaxing all on their own and are the perfect way to end a long and stressful day. However, adding a little lavender essential oil can take your bath experience to the next level. Adding a couple of drops to your bath's hot water can help calm, soothe, and relax you and serve as aromatherapy on its own.

Hereward Farms Lavender Bath

Hereward Farms has several amazing bath and natural skin care products that you can use to achieve this effect. Our gorgeous lavender bath bomb and lavender bath salts are infused with essential oils created from our own lavender fields. It brings a fun element to your bath, and you don't have to sacrifice any of the utility of plain lavender essential oil!

Hereward Farms Lavender Room Diffuser

Using a diffuser is perfect for aromatherapy. A few drops of lavender essential oil in the distilled water in a diffuser can quickly fill up a room with an intoxicating lavender scent. As mentioned before, just ten short minutes of lavender aromatherapy can boost your mood and help ease the effects of anxiety and depression.

Hereward Farms Lavender All-natural skincare

Skincare is an easy and luxurious way to practice aromatherapy. Most natural skincare products are infused with essential oils to bring the scent of lavender to the forefront. Because of this, lathering yourself with an all-natural lavender body lotion, lavender face serum, lavender body oil, and more are great ways to make your skin feel soft, smooth, and silky and still reap the benefits of lavender aromatherapy.

Hereward Farms Lavender

Hereward Farms is proud to offer high-quality lavender products that are perfect for your foray into aromatherapy, whether that's through using a lavender bath bomb in a hot bath at the end of a long day or using some of our lavender-scented natural skin care products to make your skin soft and smooth.

All of the lavender used in our products is grown in our lavender fields, which total over 6,000 plants. Our lavender farm in Ontario is the true heart of our company, and we're thrilled to be able to bring that to you.

If you're interested in any of our products to get started on your aromatherapy journey, check out our website for our wide array of products!

This article is for informational purposes only. It's important to do your research and consult a trusted medical professional before making any decisions. While this article may feature advice from experts in the field, it should never be relied upon as a substitute for personalized medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always prioritize your own health and well-being above all else.