Why do you need lavender essential oil in your life?

January 14, 2019

History:

Lavender is a flowering plant in the mint family and it’s believed to be native to the Mediterranean, Middle East and India, with a history dating back 2,500 years. 

 

In ancient times lavender was a highly regarded herb for its medicinal, spiritual, aromatic and therapeutic values and beauty enhancing qualities.

 

The ancient Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfumes. The Romans used it for cooking, bathing and even to scent their beds, clothes and hair. 

During the renaissance era, women who took in washing for hire were known as “lavenders.” Clothes were washed in lavender and laid to dry on lavender bushes. Lavender’s name reflects its ancient past “lavare” in latin means to wash.

 

Being the south of France one of its main producers, Lavender was gathered from the hillside by the locals who sold it to perfumers of Grasse. It was at the beginning of the 20th century that the significance of this plant moved into a whole new era. Chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse was working a perfume formula at his cosmetic factory when there was a small explosion and his hand got burnt. He immersed it in neat lavender oil and to his astonishment, his hand quickly healed and showed no signs of infection or scarring. Intrigued by his experience he decided to gather all available research on the medicinal qualities of this oil and include it in his book published in 1937 called Aromatherapie. 

 

Uses:

Not only is lavender oil a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, sedative and detoxifier, it is also able to promote healing. Its calming effect on the mind and body has the ability to bring back a state of balance so that healing can take place. 

Lavender oil is commonly used to relieve menstrual tension, improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, promote hair growth, ease sunburn, combat bacterial and fungal infections, address head lice and prevent lice infestation, reduce itching and swelling from insect bites, alleviate motion sickness, improve complexion amongst many others benefits.

 

Skincare:

Lavender essential oil is the most widely used oil in skincare for its unique properties. Studies have shown that this oil has high regenerative properties for the skin and helps improve skin’s tone and texture.

 

Interesting fact:

While humans find the scent of lavender to be calming, most bugs are repelled by this scent. They can’t stand it and will depart from an area where it is present, making lavender oil a great natural bug repellent. It can safely be sprayed on windowsills and door frames to make an invisible bug barrier.

 

 

Want to celebrate lavender with us?

Enjoy the soothing, gentle detox and skin repair qualities of lavender in The One Balm, our multipurpose balm can be used everyday day to unclog pores, cleanse and detox your skin from make up, dirt and pollution. It even helps to reduce winter induced dry patches. If you’re serious about your skin, this beauty balm is the best and first step when it comes to healthy, glowing skin. Your skin will be feeling smoother and brighter after use.

 

Why rely on addictive sleeping pills, when you can use an all-natural alternative with lavender essential oil? 

The power of lavender essential in the Sleep Halo Roll On blend will help calm anxiety, improve relaxation and help to promote a good night’s sleep. You will be able to fall asleep faster, sleep for longer and wake up each morning feeling rested and refreshed why not give it a try?

 

Stay beautiful xxx

 

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