5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Lavender Again!

Lavender is a wonderful flower that is commonly found in aromatherapy, and it’s also used as a an ingredient in a TON of other products. For this reason, it’s easy to forget just how amazing this plant really is. Here are 5 reasons we fell in love with lavender all over again…

1. It’s easy to grow yourself

From the Mediterranean and Middle East, this evergreen perennial woody shrub looks very similar to rosemary. And like rosemary, it likes well-drained soil and plenty of sun.

2. Lavender looks BEAUTIFUL in your garden

Bushes grow up to a meter (3 1/4 feet) tall and look spectacular grown in expanses of dazzling blue, blooming in midsummer. I love seeing lavender grown in Vermont! You should try growing lavender in your garden.

3. It’s been used for centuries!

Lavender’s recorded use through ancient and modern history is extensive. (So cool)

4. Lavender is the flower of love

Lavender totally appeals to our emotional senses. Its association with love extends from Cleopatra to modern times! Tutankhamun’s tomb ( the tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh) contained traces of still-fragrant lavender, and it’s said Cleopatra used lavender to seduce Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. ( Anyone else feeling like they want to go back in time and see what kinds of oils and salves were being used back then!?!?)

Lavender flower being pollinated by bee

5. Lavender has some amazing healing properties

In more recent history, lavender became famous for its skin healing when René-Maurice Gattefossé, the 1930s French chemist, burned his hand in his laboratory. He applied lavender oil to treat the burn and was so impressed by the quick healing process that he published a book, “Aromathérapie: Les Huiles Essentielles, Hormones Végétales,” and coined the word aromatherapy (the therapy of aromatic plants). Lavender was used by doctors during WWII to heal wounds.

These are just a few of the reasons we decided to make our Lavender Body Oil and our Signature CBD balm tin & Signature CBD balm stick. Try them out and let us know what you think. Or comment a picture of your lavender plant below!!