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Definition: Lavender

The color lavender is a pale shade of purple, however the Lavender plant has leaves, seeds, flowers and a rich scent which is often used in foods, medicines and dyes. Its name is derived from the Latin root, "lavare" (to wash) since the Romans used to add lavender to their baths.

Lavender has many uses. Not only is it part of Herbes de Provence and can be added to both sweet and savory cuisines (it's actually part of the mint family), but it can also be dried and made into sachets and potpourri.

In the beauty world, lavender oil is used frequently because of its calming, soothing and antiseptic qualities. It can be found in shampoos, soaps, bath and body products, fragrances and cosmetics. Do you have a favorite lavender scented product?



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spa-supplies spa-supplies 6 years
JaimeLeah526 - lavender essential oil used to make me sneeze too, but I found one from Best of Nature (http://www.spabodyworkmarket.com/Lavender_Essential_Oil_p797.html) that is a little more subtle but just as wonderful smelling as the others I tried and couldn't use. The smell of lavender is just so calming -- it's wonderful.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
Straight lavender makes me sneeze but I love the smell of it. I have Johnson's stress relief body oil and night lotion and they smell delicious.
ammura ammura 7 years
i use lavendar oil when i put henna in my hair. i buy the powder and after mixing it i add lavendar oil to make the experience relaxing and it makes my hair smell heavenly.
ammura ammura 7 years
i use lavendar oil when i put henna in my hair. i buy the powder and after mixing it i add lavendar oil to make the experience relaxing and it makes my hair smell heavenly.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
I have a lavender scented velvet eye mask that my flatmate gave to me as a present before I had to get on a 10-hour flight last year and I am in love with it. The inside is filled with lavender seeds and totally helps me drift off into a deep and calm sleep. I've also had a couple of massages where the masseuse (sp) used lavender essential oil and that was amazing. Is it sad that I want to go to Provence so I can stock up on lavender-scented goodies???
chiquita29 chiquita29 7 years
I've never cared for lavender scented products. I have a lavender scented candle and I can barely tolerate that.
esmerb esmerb 7 years
I am obsessed with lavender! I use it for everything, from household cleaners (Mrs. Meyer has the most amazing lavender scent) and lotions (my fav being from Origins). It's just one of those smells that makes me happy!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Who makes Lush Angels?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Who makes Lush Angels?
MzShanon MzShanon 7 years
Lush Angels on Bare Skin is a great exfoliator with real lavender seeds!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
I'd love to know also - never have grown lavender.
CoronaLove CoronaLove 7 years
I've always wanted to grow lavender but there are so many different kinds that I dont know which seeds to buy. Is the one in the picture English Lavender? Can anybody help me out? Your help would be much appreciated.
northofantastic northofantastic 7 years
I have all the lavender vanilla products from Bath & Body Works. I'm a big fan of the pillow mist and the conditioner.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
mmmm lavender - I have lavender oil reed diffusers in our bedroom, French lavender soap that my hubby uses more than me and I just love the color. It's pretty tasty too used like rosewater but I've only had it in restaurants.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
"Bath and Body Works used to make lavender and vanilla scented aromatherapy products, but I'm not sure if they still do...I got a few as a gift before and they smelled heavenly." I think they still do. I had the lotion.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
"Bath and Body Works used to make lavender and vanilla scented aromatherapy products, but I'm not sure if they still do...I got a few as a gift before and they smelled heavenly."I think they still do. I had the lotion.
emalove emalove 7 years
Ha, I meant to say "pillow mist"...oops!
emalove emalove 7 years
Mmmm, I love lavender-scented products, especially in the bath or a pillow pist. The scent is so calming and relaxing. Bath and Body Works used to make lavender and vanilla scented aromatherapy products, but I'm not sure if they still do...I got a few as a gift before and they smelled heavenly.
Rose-Cullen Rose-Cullen 7 years
I LOVE the scent of lavender! My best friend/sister has lavender essential oil and she uses it to fall asleep. I on the other hand have the essential oil in some of my eyeshadow creams from bloom cosmetics. :) I also have lavendar brushes growing beside my house. :)
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Funnily enough, the only lavender-scented product in my house is my dishwashing soap! A lot of people in my neighborhood grow lavender in their yards, so a walk down the street always smells delicious.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Funnily enough, the only lavender-scented product in my house is my dishwashing soap!A lot of people in my neighborhood grow lavender in their yards, so a walk down the street always smells delicious.
Faylinn Faylinn 7 years
I use Aveeno Stress Relief lotion with lavender, ylang-ylang, and chamomile. The smell is just so good and it's not strong like other lavender lotions. I also grow lavender in my garden because it really is my favorite flower/herb.
missyd missyd 7 years
I use lavender oil drops in my baths
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 7 years
I love lavender! I like Lush's Angels on Bare Skin because it has lavender oil and bits of real lavender in it - balances the skin quite nicely. I also have a lavender/vanilla hand lotion - although right now I can't remember what brand it is.
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