Did you know lavender (or Lavandula) comes from the mint family? Or that there are 47 different varieties of the flowering plant? We love it for its distinct herbaceous-floral fragrance and beautiful light purple color. Lavender is very soothing, especially as an essential oil. It's often found in spas — from the fragrance in the air to the smell of the products used. Lavender is also used as a natural treatment for anxiety, insomnia, depression and stress-relief. The plant itself has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and produces a natural insect repellent.
Lavender makes an appearance in many beauty products, lending it's calming fragrance. From your head to your toes, there is a lavender-scented product for just about every part of your body. These are some of our favorite lavender beauty products, perfect for bedtime or any time you just need to relax.
Did you ever think your night cream could help you sleep better? This new gel-moisturizer from Dermalogica not only hydrates and brightens your skin by morning, it also contains motion-activated essential oils (like lavender, patchouli and sandalwood) to help lull you to sleep.
After a long day, a soak in the tub is a great way to unwind. Try adding a few drops of this baby and feel the tension melt away. Lavender, clary sage and blue yarrow essential oils create a wonderful, spa-like aroma that preps you for a perfect night's sleep.
Shaving your legs isn't always the most relaxing activity. Not true when your shaving cream smells like lavender. Cremo doesn't foam up, instead it hugs the skin and creates the perfect hydrating barrier for shaving. Legs are left soft, smooth and nick-free.
Smooth this lavender-scented wonder product on lips, face, cuticles, elbows — just about any spot that needs moisture. We love it especially as a lip balm. Apply at bedtime and breathe deeply to soothe your senses.