Ingredient Spotlight - Australian Lavender

Lavender has been one of the most important herbs throughout history and continues on today. Lavender oil and flowers are used to enhance flavours in food, promote health and nurture beauty. The Romans used lavender to scent water in their bathhouses and laundries, while their soldiers used it to heal wounds and treat infections.Botanically known as Lavandula angustifolia, our lavender is grown in the pristine farms of Tasmania, Australia.

Once harvested, the flowers are placed in drums. The drums are then heated to extract the lavender oil as gas. The gas is cooled down in water until it becomes oil again and voila - you get Lavender Oil. Our oil is selected specifically for its low camphor levels. Camphor is less desirable in lavender as it gives out an unpleasant mothball-like top note and may overpower the sweet and musky tones.

Lavender is often featured in calming and relaxing blends. It is purported to be multipurpose and is believed to help with anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.

Lavender essential oil blends well with Cedarwood, Frankincense, Rose, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Peppermint, Patchouli and all citrus and lemony essential oils. The Tasmanian Lavender Essential Oil is one of HONESTLUX's best selling single oil. They are also featured in our relaxing Signature Blend. Do check them out today!