This beautiful lavender-blue flower is native to North America and gives off a gorgeous, floral, lemony scent. On top of smelling absolutely heavenly, Verbena’s uses are many. You can find it in cooking, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy, and Native American traditional medicine.
Verbena has a host of benefits, but is primarily known as an anti-anxiety powerhouse. You can feel an almost immediate sense of calm when you take a deep breath of Blue Vervain’s lemony-fresh aroma. It’s no surprise it's a popular scent for luxury cosmetics and soaps.
In traditional medicine, Verbena is used as an expectorant, to reduce inflammation, lower fevers, and address respiratory conditions. It’s great for your skin too, as its natural astringent effect helps to unblock pores.