Lavender buds have been used as a fragrant potpourri that keeps rooms and clothing fresh and helps to ward off insects. The essential oil has been used in medicines to fight germs and soothe burns, sunburn and bug bites.
Its simply sophisticate herbal floral fragrance has long been used alone or blended in perfumes and colognes, soaps and skin care products.
Bushels of flowers from the lavender fields of France are required to make only a few ounces of the essential oils we use in our soaps.
Lavender essential oil also has a relaxing effect that helps to reduce stress and encourage restful sleep.
Tip--try adding a few drops of lavender essential oil to your evening bath, or place a few drops on a warm, damp washcloth and place it across your forehead while you relax in the tub. It's a great way to pamper yourself and unwind for the evening.