INGREDIENT

Lavender Oil

Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender oil
Balancing and calming
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Products with this ingredient

There are about 25-30 different species of lavender belonging to the Labiatae family and French lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) comes from Provence.

Description

Description

Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is a versatile essential oil, obtained from the flowering tops of the plants by steam distillation. It is used medicinally for burns, sunburn, muscular pain, skin complaints, cold sores, and insect bites due to its antiseptic and soothing qualities. Lavender is also often used in products designed to calm the mind and aid restful sleep. The oil can help to improve the health of the skin and scalp when used in hair and body products.

Lavender may also help heal damaged skin. An early 20th century French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, once burnt his arm during an experiment and accidentally put it in a vat of pure lavender oil, thinking it was a vat of cool water. He was later amazed at how quickly his skin healed and how little scarring was left. As a result, Maurice became extremely interested in the properties of essential oils and studied the topic more deeply. He is credited as the father of modern aromatherapy.

 

Lavender Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Lavender Oil can be found in these products
Buffy Body Butter
Body Butter
Buffed and primed
HK$215.00
200g
Cuticle Butter
Takes care of the hard stuff
HK$125.00
50g
Soap
Calm down and catch the breeze
HK$63.00
100g
Big Blue bath bomb
Bath Bomb
Float your cares away
HK$55.00
Each