IngredientsLavender (Lavandula)

October 10, 2018by mariaSOMA1
lavender botanical drawing

Lavender is a member of the Mint family and here are approximately 20 distinct species with hundreds of various genotypes.

Humans have been using Lavender for at least 2500 years with the Egyptians documented as using it for perfume and mummification and it was even found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. In the Bible lavender is called “spikenard” and Mary is said to have anointed his feet with an “ointment of spikenard.”

Lavender gets its name from the Latin lavare – “to wash” and was used by the Romans for bathing soaps and repellent. The Persians were the first to farm lavender and made use of lavender’s ability to encourage a good night’s sleep.

The benefits of using lavender to support relaxation and enhance emotional state are well documented in history. The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help cleanse the skin.

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