Lavender has long been used as a nerve tonic in cases of debility or nervous exhaustion, indeed lavender water was originally made as a reviving perfume for ‘languor and weakness of the nerves, lowness of spirits, faintings, etc.’ According to Mrs Grieve, lavender essential oil is also ‘admirably restorative‘ and ‘a few drops of the essence of lavender in a hot footbath has a marked influence in relieving fatigue.’11
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Add 8-10 drops to the bath, or footbath, as a reviving ‘pick-me-up’.
Simply inhaling lavender from a tissue in the same fashion as you would ‘smelling salts’ can help counteract feelings of weakness, dizziness or nervous weakness.
Lavender also acts as a tonic to the nervous system when used in massage oils, baths, inhalations, etc.