Lavender has been used as a form of aromatherapy long before the term was invented. In the Middle Ages, people actually thought it could ward off the plague!
The essence of the lavender oil has served as a perfume, treatment for insect bites, and as an offering to the Roman gods.
Today it is used as a base for soaps (the word lavender comes from the Latin for wash), made into sachets and other items for decorative purposes, and more and more lavender is used in cooking.
You can use both the essential oil distilled from the buds and the leaves themselves. There are even cookbooks devoted exclusively to lavender.
The smell of standing in a field of blooming lavender is very soothing. It only takes a little around the house to make any room fresh and lovely. Try some today to freshen up your home!