Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

One of the most studied, recognised, and versatile flowers, lavender’s rich history as a medicinal, culinary, and spiritual plant dates back thousands of years. A native to the Mediterranean region of Europe, it is the embodiment of Provence and the Mediterranean summer.


The name lavender is thought to come from the Latin lavare - to wash, stemming from the Romans’ use of lavender to perfume their bath water, they also used it to scent their beds, clothes, and even hair. In Hebrew culture it was burned for ritual purposes, the incense is said to have a purifying effect.


As well as its incredible aromatic and sedative properties, lavender is yet another of nature’s wonders, boasting an array of skin healing benefits that make it a time-tested first aid treatment. With natural anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory benefits, it can calm irritation, and promote wound healing and regeneration of the skin and scar tissue, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, as well as regulate and balance production of sebum in both oily and dry skins.


Lavender is excellent for calming itchy skin, Its regenerative properties improve the tone of the skin and it makes wonderful treatment for acne, eczema, scarring and because it’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, it's a perfect first aid remedy for cuts and burns.


In Lusan Whole Food Skincare I use ethical wild harvested Lavender flowers in a whole plant oil infusion. This is hand produced in house and takes 6 weeks to ensure every beneficial plant compound is captured. I also use sustainably sourced and traditional steam distilled, organic certified Lavender Essential Oil and hydrosol.