Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a purple flowering relative of mint and often found in potpourri at grandma’s bungalow. It’s soothing and moisturising so can heal the scalp and restore dry skin and hair. Lavender has also shown hair-growth promoting properties so can slow hair-thinning. The sweet, subtle, pleasant scent is the archetypal aroma-therapeutic oil proven to relieve stress and anxiety while also easing into a restorative sleep.
Fact drop: Derived from the Latin “lavare” meaning “to wash” as ancient romans used the blooms to scent bath water.