Spotlight on Chamomile and Lavender


Chamomile is actually the name given to several daisy-like plants in the Asteraceae family. They are commonly used medicinally to make herb infusions. According to Wikipedia, Chamomile preparations have been known to treat hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasm, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, gastrointestinal disorder, and hemorrhoids.

Chamomile is most commonly found in the form of tea. Chamomile tea is said to aid in relaxation and sleep.

Lavendula is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. We know it as Lavender. Lavender essential oil was used in hospitals during World War I. Infusions made with lavender are believed to soothe insect bites, burns, and headaches. Lavender seeds have been used in pillows and aid in sleep and relaxation. Lavender tea is used to soothe and relax. Lavender honey (created from bees feeing on lavender plants) is effective in treating uninfected wounds.

At Wake, we offer a luxurious Lavender Chamomile soak that is topped with dried flowers of both plants. Pair this with a signature massage and a pot of Chamomile Vanilla tea and you are sure to leave here feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!