Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14th by starting a French revolution with your beauty regime.
From June to August, fields of fragrant purple lavender flowers erupt into bloom across Provence in the south of France. Lavender - an essential beauty ingredient - has become synonymous with the region, inspiring artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Cezanne.
Home to the vibrant Nice flower market, Provence is a popular destination for tourists and flower lovers. Because of its cool, mountainous Mediterranean climate, many wildflowers flourish in this area – of which lavender is the most famous.
English lavender (Lavandula angustfolia), the classic lavender used in sachets and perfumes, and Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), which has tall stalks and dark purple flowers, are the most prevalent species.
The name lavender is derived from the Latin word ‘lavera’ which means ‘to wash (Romans used the oil for bathing and scenting the air).
Lavender’s scent has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, stress, headaches and insomnia. On the skin, it tones and revitalises and is useful for problems including acne, oily skin, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, and insect bites.
Go French this Bastille Day by treating yourself to a little lavender indulgence. Our beautiful wildflower drawer liners are ideal for keeping linen and clothes smelling as fresh as a field of flowers!
For the skin – try our Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile Cream Body Cleanser. This skin relaxant delivers a deep cleanse, but is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin as well as young children and babies.
Our Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile Liquid Body Scrub is another treat for the skin. It is invigorating and helps remove dead skin cells. Use it all over your body as an exfoliator to encourage macro circulation and help keep your skin blemish free.