Lavender is a classic fragrance that aroma therapy uses for its relaxing, calming and soothing qualities. The fragrance comes from the aromatic purple flowers of the lavender plant, or herb. Many products at the drug store, health food store and department store use lavender as part of a fragrance blend designed to be calming and to help with relaxation. Lavender on its own is a lovely fragrance that is both old fashioned and current.
Lavender is native to the ancient lands around the Mediterranean. Precious oils from the flower have been used for over 2,500 years, according to information on the Caswell-Massey website. Lavender was the fragrance of seduction for the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra. Lavender is reputed to enhance romance and love, bring peace to the home and happiness to the marriage.
The positive properties of this ancient fragrance make it a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one. Lavender fragrance can be used in many forms, including colognes, body lotions, bath products. candles and home fragrance products.
Following are some lavender essences found on the Internet.
L’Occitane en Provence
L’Occitane en Provence is from a region of southern France, between the Alps and the Mediterranean. The unspoiled fields of Provence have inspired beauty products that are still produced in the small Provencal town of Manosque.
L’Occitane carries Lavender products, including its Limited Edition Butterfly Lavender. Lavender body care includes hand cream , foaming bath, shower gel, shea butter body cream, body lotion, clarifying shampoo, shower gel, foot care and more.
Lavender gift sets offer a package of products that make great presents. Some of the gift sets currently on the L’Occitane website include Lavender Deluxe Bath and The Lavender Spa.
Lavender Spa includes lavender foraming bath, scented candle and spindel soap. Retail is $59 but it is currently on sale for $49.
Lavender Deluxe Bath includes bath salts, organic shower gel, soap cube, organic body lotion, hand wash, hand cream, relaxing foot cream and a Provencal shopping basket. List is $169 but it is currently on sale of $129.
L’Occitane can be purchased at their retail locations or on their website.
Crabree & Evelyn
The clean, fresh scent of English lavender is a fragrances that can be worn day and night. Crabtree & Evelyn carries several lavender gift sets, including the Lavender – Winter Garden Gift, Lavender – Metallic Caddy and Grand Central Train Case.
Lavender Winter Garden Gift is packaged in a lacquered foil oval box which contains bath & shower gel, band & body lotion, hand therapy, milled soap and lavender water. Retail value is $81.50. Price $65.00
Grand Central Train Case is packaged in a satin cosmetics case in royal purple filled with travel sizes of bath & shower gel, body lotion, hand therapy and milled soap. Value $37.50, Price $29.50.
Crabtree & Evelyn is sold at their retail locations and on their website.
Aveda uses lavender in many of their natural blends. The Lavender Fleurs OIl is the singular note pure-fume. $17.
Aveda Products can be found at their spa location, Aveda retail stores, at selected beauty salons and on the company website.
Yardley of London
Yardley has been makiing their English Lavender fragrance since 1770. Yardley products can often be found in drug stores and department stores.
English Lavender is the Signature Scent of Caswell-Massey. The natural cologne spray on their website is $30.
Information is subject to change.
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