For the Love of Lavender Essential Oil
Nothing says, “I love you,” like Lavender. Well, at least that is the case for our chief formulator, Kayla. Lavender—if there was such a thing as having a plant spirit, lavender would be Kayla’s. When she trained as an aromatherapist her love for lavender was solidified. It is the MacGyver of essential oils. It is complex, simple, and the go-to essential oil for countless issues.
Lavender played a huge role in the current history of aromatherapy. This excerpt from The Art, Science, and Business of Aromatherapy gives a quick look at that history.
“According to the myth, in 1928 Rene-Maurice Gattefosse rediscovered the healing properties of essential oils after an explosion severely burned his hand while working in his family’s perfumery business. He’d plunged his hand into the first liquid near him. That liquid turned out to be lavender essential oil which was being used for its fragrance and cosmetic purposes. He was amazed at how quickly his wound healed without infection or scarring. In the myth version of this story, it was the result of Gattefosse’s burn that turned his scientific attention to the medicinal properties of essential oils and their benefits for skin conditions.
“The story of Gattefosse’s famous burn is pivotal to the history of modern aromatherapy and its rebirth. But, like the story of the “fish that got away,” in which the fish keeps growing with each retelling of the story, the story of Rene Maurice Gattefosse has grown in such a way that it is told differently in nearly every aromatherapy book.
Head on over to ologyessentialslabs.com (our private labeling website) to learn more about the history and rediscovery of lavender and its amazing properties!
At Ology Essentials, we use lavender in almost every single one of our products because we believe its power.
The best lavender in the world is grown in the high altitude of the French Alps, and that is exactly where we source our luxurious lavender. This pure unadulterated lavender has a very characteristic, sweet, and floral aroma. The growing conditions of the high altitude French Alps produce lavender with a higher ester content compared to lavenders cultivated at lower altitudes. In aromatherapy esters are known for being gentle on the skin as well as being balancing, calming, and gentle.
Our Lavender Lotion features luxurious oils, extracts and hyaluronic acid, and it is both moisturizing and hydrating! Once you lather this lovely lotion on, your body and mind will certainly be feeling balanced and at peace. And our Lavender Bath Bomb is the best way to wind down at the end of the day. With luxurious butters and salts and the high quality French Lavender, you will be feeling relaxed in no time. Just don’t plan on doing anything after your bath, because you will just want to chill.