Known since ancient times…
A member of the lamiaceae family, lavender officinalis is a subshrub that grows on the arid, sunny hillsides of the South of France and a number of other Mediterranean countries. It has been known since Roman times as a potent perfume and flavouring. It is especially recommended for its contribution to optimal relaxation (in a dose of 1 to 4 drops of essential oil or 1 to 2 spoonfuls of flowers as an infusion 3 times a day).
When diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the skin, its essential oil soothes burns, insect bites and stings.