Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender)February 16, 2016
At Soapwalla we really love lavender! We adore it so much it is a featured ingredient in our newest Soapwalla offering: Lavender Vanilla Mint Luxurious Body Oil. Lavender, vanilla, and mint, what's not to love? One whiff of lavender essential oil can put your mind immediately at ease, helping relieve anxiety and promote restful sleep. But lavender has more to offer than just its gentle, therapeutic scent. Today we'll be exploring the some of the awesome qualities of this lovely purple plant.
Lavender has antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. That's a lot of fighting power in one little plant! This means it can help heal and prevent infection in skin that's been burned or scarred, or simply soothe skin that's irritated from city air, makeup, or stress. Lavender has been used as both an acute and preventative medicine for hundreds of years. Ancient Egyptians used it as a perfume in mummification rituals, while the Romans used it for bathing and as an insect repellant.
During the Great Plague of 17th century London, people were known to wear small bundles of lavender on their wrists to stave off the disease. For such a beautiful and seemingly delicate plant, lavender certainly packs a punch! You can find lavender essential oil in many Soapwalla products. Here are our favorite ways to use Soapwalla products packed with lavender:
Start the day off right | Use our Recover Body Wash or Lavender and French Clay Soap Bar in your morning shower to start your day with a relaxed mind.
Afternoon pick-me-up | Slather your lips in our delightful Lip Locked Lavender Mint flavor for a soothing tingle that'll keep you smiling into the evening. Apply 1-2 drops of our Luxurious Body Oil to your hands. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth and take several deep breaths to calm, ground, and focus your mind and senses.
Unwind | Soak in a tub full of our Recover Bath Salts to soothe tired muscles, relieve aches and pains, soften the skin, eliminate toxins, and energize the spirit.
Explore all of Soapwalla’s lavender products here.