aromatherapy herb uses
Since they went above and beyond this spring, let’s talk about sweet violets.
These beautiful early spring bloomers love moist, rich soil and are quite sensitive to slug attacks in summer, when the bigger plants’ foliage gives those pests a place to hide.
Some gardeners suggest feeding them in spring and fall, but in my experience the last thing you want to do for those prolific seeders is to give them additional reasons to spread out.
If you like violets, don’t feel bad about picking bouquets to cheer up your home, they are among the flowers that will stop blooming once they went to seed. It will also help keep the violet population in check.
Violets are on the list of edible flowers, and they can be consumed in salads, syrups, vinegars, but most of all, the Provencal delicacy – candied violets.
Violet oil is a wonderful addition to creams, lotions and massage oils, especially for women. A massage with sweet violet oil helps improve hormonal balance and supports the lymphatic system while relieving dry skin and soothing inflammation. An infusion of sweet violets in goat’s milk is a very old secret for flawless skin.
The scent is wonderfully old fashioned, a great choice for aromatherapy and a bonus feature for any skin care products containing sweet violet oil. Did you know that because of its salicylic acid content violets can hold their own with the willow bark and meadowsweet in the production of aspirin?
The sweet violets’ potential anti-cancer effects have been researched, but with no conclusive results yet.