Lavender: March 2016 Scent of the Month
We are excited to announce that our Lavender Product Line is our scent of the month for March. This widely loved scent is available in almost all of the products we make. You can find it in our handcrafted soap, both in the standard bar size and quarter bar size, our hand and body lotion, in both sizes, bath bombs, salt soaks, synergy blends and massage creams. Oh my!
We use only the highest quality, therapeutic grade, of Lavender Essential oil that we import from the Provence of France. It is the true traditional Lavender smell that carries through in our products regardless of what product we implement it in. Lavender is one of the oldest essential oils and can be traced back to ancient times of the Greek and Roman eras. It has been used to anoint the bodies of people for centuries for it’s fragrance properties alone, but of course for the aromatherapy and healing benefits as well. It is truly one of the most versatile essential oils and easily found. You do want to be conscious when buying your essential oils based on what you are using them for. As with anything there is a reason you can buy from one brand and it be significantly less than an other. We will get into that a little further down.
The most commonly known aromatherapy properties are that it reduces stress and tension, has a calming effect, and helps with sleep. Yet these are just the tip of the iceberg! Did you know that Lavender is known to be antibacterial, anti-fungal, and can be used as astringent as well?!
According to Linda Walker’s “The Skin Care Ingredient Hand Book,” lavender oil’s natural soothing properties and ability to reduce inflammation allow it to treat skin redness and conditions such as burns, eczema and psoriasis. It is also an excellent in repairing damaged skin.
When using lavender essential oil, or any essential oil for that matter, you want to make sure that you are using only the best. Sure you can buy cheap oils but when doing so you are also negating the benefits of said oil. To reap the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil you want to make sure that it has been processed through steam distillation. Each oil has its own process of acquiring the oil so do your research on what method is used and then research the company you are getting them from to ensure you are not getting an oil that was chemically stripped from it’s source! Chemically stripped oils really defeat the purpose of using them don’t you think?
That being said there are also different grades of essentials oils. You have therapeutic grade and “pure” essential oils. They are not one in the same. For any type of aromatherapy you want to be using therapeutic grade essential oils. Yes they cost more, and you need to double check that you are buying therapeutic grade, but the results are greatly different.
Savings for you
As we stated above Lavender, in the full line, is on sale this month at 10% off! Click on the banner below to be redirected to all of the products in our store. I am sure you won’t be able to live with out any of them. Happy shopping!
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