From the latin “to wash”, lavender has been used for centuries to help keep troubled skin feeling soothed and balanced.
What is lavender oil?
Lavender is a shrub that’s part of the mint family. The oil we use in our products is obtained by taking the flowering tops of the shrub and using a steam distillation process to extract it.
In the early 20th century, French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse discovered the power of this beautiful oil. After badly burning his arm, he plunged it into lavender oil thinking it was cold water—and he was stunned with how soothed he felt. In fact, his discovery took him into the world of aromatherapy and the benefits of essential oils.
What are the benefits of lavender oil?
When lavender oil is applied to your skin, it doesn’t just work on the skin’s surface, it penetrates your pores to help regulate your skin’s oil production. So, when your skin is feeling and looking a little off balance, lavender oil-packed Dream Steam Toner Tab or Angels On Bare Skin Cleanser can help even out troubled skin.
Gattefosse’s experience with lavender as the ultimate soother is the perfect example of its soothing properties. And since it’s so soothing, it’s famous for managing sensitive, acne-prone or otherwise troubled skin. Dream Cream Body Lotion is loaded with some of the most soothing ingredients we could find like lavender and oat milk so even the most sensitive skin-havers can find the moisture (and relief) they need from head to toe. And for the delicate skin on your face, Vanishing Cream’s lightweight lavender blend can help make things right.
Sometimes, it’s not just the skin we can see that needs a little soothing—your scalp, for instance, also needs a little TLC from time to time. Superbalm is a supremely soothing treatment that’ll soften, soothe and calm dry or itchy scalps with a gentle blend of lavender, coconut oil, candelilla wax and chamomile blue oil. It’s the relief your scalp needs!
Probably one of the most known qualities of lavender is its ability to help you feel relaxed. One sniff of its light, floral scent is enough to bring you back down to earth and help you feel calm and settled. When you need some serious relaxation, hop in the tub with Twilight (baths on their own are known relaxation inducers) for a hit of lavender and then keep your skin soothed and hydrated with Sleepy Body Lotion—a double hit of lavender for the sweetest dreams!