English Lavender

English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Background & Origin

The evergreen plant Lavender originated around the Mediterranean, India & the Middle East over two centuries ago. The name Lavender derives from the word “lavare”, which translates from Latin as “to wash”, because of its use as Roman baths as a fragrance, with additional healing benefits for skin and mood. In the middle ages, freshly washed bedding was also believed to have been laid out over lavender bushes as they dried to freshen them. Since then, the French and English varieties of lavender have become the most popular around the world. English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) became popularized in the 18th century due to its widespread growth in industrial perfumes, and domestically in cottage-style gardens.


Lavender oil, obtained from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia (Family: Lamiaceae) by steam distillation, contains linalyl acetate, linalool, lavandulol, 1,8‐cineole, lavandulyl acetate and camphor (Białoń et al., 2019). It has traditionally been used to promote relaxation and sleep, in aromatherapy, and as a fragrance. More recently, Lavender oil has been demonstrated to help with skin affected by dryness, irritation or pimples (Altaei, 2012; Vakilian, 2011), while also mildly cleansing and disinfecting the skin without blocking pores (Zu et al., 2010). Recent research studies have also demonstrated that lavender oil may increase the number of hair follicles, hair follicle depth and hair growth rates (Lee et al., 2016).


For Normal, dry & combination skin, except for people with allergies to Lavender.

Uses in our products

Calming, freshening, fragrancing

Featured In

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  5. Zu et al. Molecules. 2010 Apr 30;15(5):3200-10.