BOTANICAL NAME: Lavendula (from the Latin word lavo meaning to wash-because of its use in soaps) Angustifolia (narrow-leaved)
EXTRACTION: Steam distillation
DESCRIPTION: The lavender plant is a shrub that produces small, purple, fragrant flowers. It is a hardy perennial that is grown in several different climates and countries with the largest producer being France. This herb is steeped in human history, from ancient bathing rituals to traditional wedding bouquets symbolizing devotion and purity. Always used to perfume, to cleanse, and to heal, lavender was also added to smelling salts in Victorian times, and clutched by women in labour for strength and courage. The birth of modern day aromatherapy can be attributed to lavender. Chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse (1881-1950), who coined the term "aromatherapy", was in a terrible lab accident that left him with a severely burned arm. He successfully treated it with lavender oil and began a lifelong study of essential oils. Lavender oil can be used for anything to do with the skin – bug bites, rashes, scrapes, cat scratches, burns, etc. It is also a wonderful, relaxing bath and calming room spray. It contains linalool and linalyl acetate that combine to create soothing properties to calm redness and irritation. The aroma is a clean, herbal, floral.
KEY COMPONENTS: Linalool and linalyl
FOUND IN: CLEANSE - Tea Tree & Aloe, Lavender Bar Soap, MOISTURIZE - Juniper & Hemp, Petal Purity Facial Cleanser, Petal Purity Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, Touchy Feely Body Lotion, Touchy Feely Hand Soap, Touchy Feely Bubble Bath.