Why you should incorporate Lavender into your skin care routine
Beyond its well-known – and unparalleled – calming properties, Lavender has many other things going for it. The hero ingredient in some of our most popular products, we grow Lavender in abundance on our biodynamic* farm in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills, where all our botanicals are lovingly planted and picked by hand. We harvest it at its peak so that its essence and extract and bottled while at its most potent.
With its distinctive purple flowers and unmistakable fragrance, Lavender has been used in skin care rituals for as long as 2500 years – its staying power proof of its myriad benefits. Lavender was a key part of Ancient Roman bathing rituals; its name derived from the Latin word ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash’. Read on to find out why Lavender helps you sleep, what Lavender oil is good for, and other reasons you should consider introducing it to your routine now.
What are the benefits of Lavender?
1. It hydrates the skin
When used in skin care, Lavender has a hydrating and calming effect, and is used to rebalance dryness on the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and hydrated. Tackle parched limbs and moisture-sapped hands with our Calming Body Lotion Lavender and Lavender Hand Cream.
2. It draws out toxins
As well as its hydrating potential, lavender is naturally anti-bacterial making it suitable for angry, inflamed and blemish-prone skin types. Work it into your routine via our Lavender Hydrating Mist, perfect post-cleanse or for a midday pick-me-up.
* Certified biodynamic by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia. Jurlique’s products and farm are not certified or affiliated with Demeter® USA or Demeter International.