Lavender’s most traditional use has been in skincare and beauty products – the dried flowers can be used in potpourri, to make soothing sleep pillows or scented sachets for your wardrobe. It’s believed to have calming and sleep-inducing properties hence why so many sleep-focused products make good use of this flower.
It’s also a popular essential oil for relaxation and blends well with rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lemon, clary sage, geranium and patchouli oils. It should not be used in pregnancy.
Lavender oil is often blended into skincare ingredients as it has a soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory effect.