Scent of the Month: Lavender
Stay tuned! New for 2018, we'll focus on one scent every month and offer special discounts on our products with that scent for the entire month!
January's scent is lavender, a versatile, powerhouse essential oil and one of the most popular scents in the world. Lavender essential oil is known to be analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, and antiviral and is also a bactericide, decongestant, deodorant, and fungicide. Surround yourself with pure lavender everywhere in the home and bath - our lavender collection includes bar soaps, shower gels, bath bombs, bath salt, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, foaming hand soap, body lotion, essential oils, laundry soap, and ironing spray. Be sure to follow us on social media - we'll have a secret sale on purchasing the entire collection in a boxed set!
LAVENDER BAR SOAPS
We have a full line of cold-process handcrafted lavender-infused bar soaps. Like all of our products, our soaps are free of propylene glycol and synthetic fragrance. (Remember that real lavender smells nothing like drug store lavender scented candles and soaps!) Our collection includes:
Lavender Activated Charcoal
Evergreen & Lavender
Rosemary Lavender Shampoo Bar
LAVENDER BATH BOMBS AND FOAMING BATH SALT JARS
Delightfully colorful, foaming, fizzy, richly scented, skin soothing bath experience! Epsom salts, collodial oats, and aloe vera powder sooth and soften. All natural plant based colorant and plant based scents - no synthetic fragrances or colors.
LAVENDER SHOWER GELS
Our lavender-infused shower gels include liquid African Black Soap, Hemp Shower Gel, and Simply Shower Gel. Free of SLS/SLES and synthetic fragrance - ideal for sensitive, eczema-prone skin.
LAVENDER SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
Lavender protein-enriched shampoo, Everyday Conditioner, and Deep Conditioner are suitable for all hair types. Everyday conditioner is appropriate for those who wash their hair frequently or those with oily/fine hair. Deep conditioner is ideal for weekly or less frequent hair washers or color-treated/dry/damaged hair.
LAVENDER FOAMING HAND SOAP
Our Foaming Hand Soap comes in 8 ounce amber foaming bottles - convenient and economical 1/2 gallon and 1 gallon refills are available.
LAVENDER ALUMINUM-FREE DEODORANT
Lavender is an ideal unisex scent and is also beneficial for those who feel most natural deodorants just don't work - lavender is naturally antimicrobial and helps keep body odors at bay by controlling odor-causing microbes. Our deodorant is aluminum free and is NOT an antiperspirant - conventional deodorants contain aluminum salts to temporarily block the sweat ducts to control sweating. We don't feel that blocking the sweat ducts is healthy or appropriate! Our deodorant contains a safe, non-toxic ingredient blend that is ours alone and helps to control odor-causing bacteria.
LAVENDER HAND AND BODY LOTION
Thick, creamy extra moisturizing Lavender Hand & Body Lotion leaves skin silky and nourished with organic oils and botanicals to feed and protect skin. No greasy after-feel. Formulated with sustainably grown and certified organic Jojoba, Shea Butter Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Sunflower Oil.
LAVENDER LAUNDRY PRODUCTS
Lavender laundry soap and starch-free Lavender ironing spray bring lavender loveliness into the laundry room! Ideal for sensitive skin. Add a few drops of lavender oil to our wool dryer balls in place of scented fabric softener sheets!
We carry Organic Lavender Essential and Organic Lavender Spike essential oils in 1/2 ounce dropper bottles. But what's the difference between the two, and how are they difference from Lavandin? All belong to the Botanical Family Lamiacea. Lavender's botanical name is Lavandula angustifolia and Lavender Spike's botanical name is Lavandula latifolia. Lavandin (botanical name Lavandula x intermedia) is a hybrid (as is indicated by the 'x' in its name), and was created in the 1920’s by crossing Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia. The three oils have different chemical makeups, and lavender is the most expensive to produce of the three.
Lavender has the largest amount of esters which means that it will have the greatest degree of balancing, calming, cell regenerating, anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a significant amount of alcohols with antifungal, antiviral, strong bactericidal, balancing and immunostimulant properties.
Spike Lavender has a significant amount of oxides which bring antiviral, decongestant, mucolytic, immune stimulating and stimulant properties to the oil. (A 'Mucolytic' is a substance that aids in the clearance of mucus from the airways, lungs, bronchi, and trachea). It doesn’t have as much alcohol as Lavender so while it will share the antifungal, antiviral, strongly bactericidal, balancing, and immunostimulant properties, they are not present in the oil to the same degree.
As can be expected from a hybrid, Lavandin will have elements from both oils. Lavandin has the greatest amount of alcohols of the three which means that its antifungal, antiviral, strong bactericidal, balancing and immunostimulant properties are likely to be the strongest of the three too. It has esters like Lavender but not to quite the same degree so its balancing, calming, cell regenerating, and anti-inflammatory properties won’t be as strong.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL-ON
Lavender oil conveniently pre-diluted with cold-pressed jojoba oil - safe to apply directly to skin! We also carry essential oil diffuser necklaces, car air freshener diffusers, USB plug-in diffusers, ultrasonic diffusers, and wall plug-ins.
We'll be celebrating lavender all January long - be sure to follow our blog and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter for special offers, secret sales, and helpful tips!