3 Reasons to Love Lavender Soap

3 Reasons to Love Lavender Soap

Sher-newPosted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger

Lavender is a beautiful, versatile, and calming herb. One of my favorite ways to incorporate the soothing scent of lavender into my daily routine is with lavender soap. There are many reasons to love this soap, and here are just a few of mine.

Stress Relief

In today’s hectic world, it can be difficult to relax and de-stress. One of the simplest ways to unwind during a busy day is to find little moments to practice mindfulness. As a work-at-home mom, I rarely get moments when I can dedicate myself purely to relaxation. I’ve found myself taking advantage of the simple act of washing my hands to enjoy a soothing minute.

I keep a bar of lavender soap in my bathroom. Whenever I find myself there, washing my hands, I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths, inhaling the scent. The simple act helps release tension in my body, and I have come to associate the lavender scent with a feeling of calm. If I’ve really had a long, hard day, I like to de-stress a bit with a hot shower. The steam helps the lavender fragrance fill the whole bathroom.

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Fun with Fragrance

As a mom, I can tell you that the easiest way to get children to do something they don’t want to do is to make it fun. Getting my four-year-old to wash her hands can sometimes be a battle. But when I ask her if she wants to wash with a scented soap bar, she’s ready and willing. At the moment, she really loves talking about different scents and smells, especially flowers and plants, so it’s a lot of fun to inhale the scent of the lavender soap together and discuss what it smells like. Keeping her focused on the scent also ensures that she will take her time washing and get her hands squeaky clean.

Soothe Your Skin

Between germs, art projects, kitchen spills, pet messes, kid messes, and more germs, I spend a huge amount of my time washing my hands. One of the things that I love about Tom’s of Maine soaps is that they don’t contain harsh chemicals that can leave your skin dry and itchy. The Natural Beauty Bar with lavender leaves my hands soft no matter how many messes I face throughout the day.

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