Did You Know?
- Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant.
- Lavender is one of the most versatile–and most popular–essential oils in the world.
- The English word “lavender” is thought to be derived from the Latin words “lividus,” which refers to the bluish hue of the plant, and “lavare,” which means “to wash.” This is because lavender has been used historically to perfume baths and laundry.
- It takes approximately 27 square feet of lavender plants to create one 15 ml bottle of essential oil.
Using Lavender Oil Topically
- Use in homemade recipes for linen sprays, perfumes, body scrubs and more!
- Treat yourself to an in-home spa experience by combining 1 cup of Epsom salt and 4 drops of lavender oil and adding to a hot bath.
- Rub a drop of lavender onto your palms, then smooth your hands over your pillowcase before going to bed to enjoy its relaxing aroma.
- Diffuse lavender to enjoy its signature floral scent. Lavender pairs well with a myriad of other oils, including cedarwood, frankincense, ylang ylang, tea tree and lemon.
Using Lavender+ Oil
- Create your own herbs de Provence blend by combining a drop each of Lavender+, Thyme+, Rosemary+ and Oregano+.
- Add a few drops to your favourite lemonade recipe for a delicious and refreshing summertime drink.
- Complement dairy textures and flavours with Lavender+ in shortbread, cakes or ice cream recipes.
- Try mixing Lavender+ with blueberry, apricot, raspberry or peach jams for a new depth of flavour.
What’s your favourite way to use Lavender? Let us know in the comments!