Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family, believed to originate from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Known for its purple flowers and sweet floral scent, this multipurpose herb can be applied to the skin or breathed in through aromatherapy, making it a staple ingredient in many of our products. Here are some of the ways you can incorporate it into your skincare and selfcare routines.
The fresh and floral-smelling essential oil distilled from the lavender plant is widely recognised as a natural sleep aid and an all-natural sedative. Try it yourself by spritzing some of our Nurture Room Mist on your pillow before you sleep. The rich and fruity aromas of lavender, chamomile and geranium work in perfect harmony to promote physical relaxation and mental calm, helping to release you from the stresses of the day and encouraging you to fall into a deep slumber.
A lavender-scented candle is the perfect addition to a relaxing bathtime routine, providing a soothing, restful ambience. Create that spa-like feeling at home by lighting our Light Range Petitgrain & Lavender Candle before you take a soak, and let the strains of the day drift away. The hypnotic blend of petitgrain, lavender and bergamot works to create an aura of calm, alleviating stress and promoting a great night’s sleep.
The benefits of lavender go far beyond its divine smell, too. When applied topically, it can bring a number of benefits for the skin, including treating acne, killing bacteria and unclogging pores. This makes lavender the perfect addition to a skin cleanser, particularly for oily skin. Find this magic ingredient in our Purity Face Cleanser. The lavender works with 16 bioactive ingredients, including bergamot, sandalwood and neroli, to gently cleanse, moisturise and rebalance the skin. Lavender is also a natural astringent, making it a great skin toner. Try it out for yourself by sweeping our Purity Face Toner over freshly cleansed skin. Its soothing and gentle blend of bergamot and lavender will tone and refresh your complexion, while removing all traces of make-up.
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, lavender essential oil has also been praised for its ability to soothe inflamed skin and combat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Our Body Finish cream contains lavender along with bergamot and neroli, bringing you a wonderfully balanced blend. When applied, the lavender penetrates deeply to moisturise, nourish and repair angry and inflamed skin.
Lavender oil offers tons of benefits for your skin and your mood. If you haven’t already, why not add this all-natural, nutrient-rich essential oil to your collection to reap the benefits for your skin!