Known for: Calming, Soothing, Antiseptic
If you’re wondering why we lovelavender so much, we have a tiny spoiler for you.
Lavender is the common name of the genus Lavandula, which includes 47 known species. It has been around since the Roman empire, at least, and is native to the Old World – Europe, Asia and Africa.
Lavender is extremely appreciated, from cosmetics to cuisine – some species oflavender, like EnglishLavender, are used as herbs. The namelavender comes from the Latin verblavare that means “to wash” and it is though that it stems fromlavender being used as a bath additive in Ancient Rome. In the 1600’s it was introduced into England, and it is said that Queen Elizabeth lovedlavender jam, and would always have it at her table, as well aslavender infusion.
Lavender’s very pleasant smell is notorious for bringing a zen mood to every room – its calming and relaxing properties have been studied for ages – and there’s even a colour named after it, which is – you guessed it –lavender, the colour of its beautiful flowers.
Where we source ourlavender
Thelavender we use in our products comes from the Setúbal area, in southwest Portugal. The Setúbal landscape, a delicate mix of plains and cliffs, is warm in the summer and has mild weather in the winter, making it a perfect place forlavender to grow.
Not onlylavender but all the plants we use are grown locally and processed in the area. Ourlavender essential oil is sourced from a small business which produces all their essential oils in the Iberian Peninsula.
The benefits of lavender
Lavender is considered one of the best plants to use in aromatherapy.
It is though to have calming and relaxing properties, and to be a good sleep aid. Although this is generally said to be popular beliefs, there are actual scientific studies that showlavender has beneficial effects in anxiety treatment, menopause symptom control, cognitive performance and mood.
Butlavender has not only been studied for its effects on anxiety.Lavender hasmultiple biological effects such as anti-inflammatory, antilipidemic, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, analgesic and sedative effects. Because of this, there is on-going research on the effects oflavender in wounds – it was found to promote thecollagen production and to have otherdesirable effects in wound healing.
Lavender andlavender oil were also found to have an adjuvant effect in thetreatment of aphthous ulcers in rabbits. There seems to be exciting evidence of the benefits oflavender intreating dermatitis, promotinghair growth in mice, andrepairing damaged skin.
At Green Tailors, we’ve always lovedlavender. For its relaxing and calming properties, we think it is the perfect essence for an essential oil, and that’s why we’ve created theLavender Essential Oil – vegan, bio and eco-friendly. Butlavender’s antimicrobial and antiseptic potential also caught our eye, and that’s how theLavender Pure Hand Sanitizer was born.