Synonymous with relaxation and a good night’s sleep, lavender has been used for centuries in perfumery, aromatherapy and medicine.
Lavender is a shrubby plant and a flowering member of the mint family. Indigenous to the mountainous regions of the countries bordering the western half of the Mediterranean, it’s cultivated extensively for its aromatic flowers – and the essential oil that they produce – in various parts of France, Italy and England. There’s hardly a prettier view than one that frames the purple haze of rolling lavender fields.
The lavender fragrance smells just like the scent that would be left behind if you crushed the fresh blooms between your fingers.