Let's face it, stress is everywhere. Feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and unease can creep in like a little worm...sneaking in and pulling you off track. Our antidote to all the forever-in-motion, no-pause, fast-paced, primal-scream kind of days is found in a pretty purple herb.
Lavender feels like magic to us. The herb has been used since ancient times and is prized for its calming and soothing properties. A little lavender added to any space can change the energy and vibe in a steady and soothing way.
At Beloved Bath, we are huge fans of lavender. You could say that lavender launched Beloved Bath.
Like so many autism moms, we were always in search of ways to calm and relax our very active sons. At the suggestion of an occupational therapist, we tried using essential oils with our boys. It was fun to experiment with scents and see if fragrance could shift moods and energy (YES!). We then discovered the magic of relaxing salt and lavender baths. The boys were more calm, centered, and happy after a soak, and they had a lot of fun making the bath mixtures with us! Their enjoyment in the process coupled with our knowledge that opportunities for adults with autism were scarce was the catalyst for Beloved Bath.
Lavender is our go-to scent. Even though we have expanded past our original fragrance, it is always the perfect choice to shift perspectives and experience the feelings of relaxation and calm. We are all works in progress and adding lavender makes the work feel easier and the progress steadier.
Pam and Pat