Carrie's Favorite Things: Lavender
I’m obsessed with all things lavender. Why? Because the second I smell lavender, I instantly feel relaxed and renewed. I use a lavender room spray in my bedroom before I start getting ready for bed. It is a signal to my brain that it is time to wind down. I carry that feeling with me throughout the day by using various lavender products. According to Medical News Today, research suggests that it (lavender) may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness. Want to give Lavender a try? Here are my favorite lavender things…
FRENCH LAVENDER BATH BOMB BY PACHA SOAP COMPANY
The Lavender Bath Bomb is handcrafted with lavender essential oil, you can sit back, and let the magic begin. Pacha Soap purchases help fuel clean water initiatives, small-scale soap shops and other sustainable ventures in developing countries!
EO® FRENCH LAVENDER SHOWER GEL
Want to renew your mind and body from a long day of teaching? This shower gel will DO IT for you! The timeless scent of French Lavender is paired with EO’s signature Soothing Complex, delivering a calm, deeply moisturizing bathing experience your skin won't want to live without. Bonus - it is packaged in a recycled blue bottle
DR TEAL'S® EPSOM SALT SOOTHE & SLEEP LAVENDER SOAKING SOLUTION
Dr. Teal’s Epson Salt is my go to for the entire family. My son soaks in it after a tough football practice and my daughter pours it in a bath when she is overtired (and cranky). I use it when I don’t have my favorite Pacha Bath Bth Bomb (I only purchase them as a special treat). Super affordable makes Dr. Teals’ salt a great bang for your lavender buck!
TRY OUR TEACHER SLEEP CHALLENGE!
“Thank you for reminding me that a bedtime routine is not just for my toddler. I had slipped into some very bad night time habits and the Teacher Sleep Challenge allowed me take time to identify and eliminate those bad habits! Thank you! ”
— -6TH GRADE TEACHER, NEW JERSEY
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Finally, try simple lavender essential oil mixed with your favorite unscented lotion or body oil and one at home and one on your desk at school. I also love throwing lavender oil in my diffusor! Try spreading the scent of lavender throughout your school day and your home life to add calmness to the chaos.
LAVENDER HYDRATING BODY CREAM BY THE SEAWEED BATH COMPANY
Yummy for your entire body, this body cream is rich and moisturizing, but absorbs easily for a quick application between teaching lessons! A little of this luxury goes a long way. It is organically, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals.