Most lavender plants are blue or purple, but there are some varieties that come in yellow and pink.
Name “lavender” originates from Latin verb “lavare“, which means “to wash”. Lavender was important part of bathing rituals in the ancient Rome because of its disinfect and antiseptic properties.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy use.
Lavender oil can be used to soothe aching muscles and joints, reduce anxiety and stress, and to induce sleep.
Lavender is good for clearing the mind, body and soul as well as lavender helps support a calm composure and reduces irritability, apprehension, stress, nervous tension, insomnia, nightmares, and is generally balancing to the psyche.
The flower is the symbol of provence and is commonly native to southern France and many of the Canary Islands.
A few people know that lavender is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae).
Like citronella, lavender fragrance is known to repel insects.
When the lavender plant is already mature, it no longer needs water. It can survive drought.
Ancient Egyptians were using lavender during the process of mummification.