Love for Lavender


We are well into spring now and lavender is one of our garden’s beauties to unfold its splendour. The colour, the scent, the bees busily buzzing around, it is hard not to love lavender. There aren’t many herbs around which can claim being as well known and widely used throughout centuries and cultures. With its both relaxing and stimulating energy, lavender seduces one at the first sight, enchanting both the body and the spirit.

Used in and on the body, in cooking and around the house (ah, those aromatic linens!) or just for the pure pleasure of the eyes, lavender has countless benefits and qualities. It is soothing, calming, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-microbial, healing and rejuvenating. More on its properties here.

Lavender is my go-to for wound nursing, headaches, respiratory issues as well as a sleeping aid, to perfume my daughter’s bathwater, for a lovely evening tea or when I feel under pressure or a bit down. And if you haven’t tried a fresh lavender champagne, it should be on your must-do list this summer. 😉

 

Lavender is amazing in itself, but it also blends beautifully with bergamot, sage, peppermint, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, eucalyptus, palmarosa, juniper. No wonder it’s so widely used in mists and nourishing balms for skin. And, of course, you can find most of these combinations in our facial oils.

Stay fresh and enjoy your spring! 🐝 😇

PS. Pictured above it’s a flamboyant Victorian bred lavender called The Princess, which is the first lavender (or shall I say pink?) bush to bloom on our property. 😍

 

Facial oil for sensitive skin

Facial oil sensitive skin

Shine naturally

This facial oil is the nature’s aswer to sensitive complexion’s concerns and issues. This pure blend of precious botanicals is very gentle, calming, soothing, balancing, brightening and invigorating. It helps reducing eczema, blemishes, rashes, rosacea, irritation and evens out blotchy skin. It further helps fighting against environmental and UV damage, leaving the skin tonified, revitalised and spot-free.

Beauty simplified

Instead of using different products such as cleanser, make-up remover, toner or moisturiser, you can simply use this single product that does all these jobs in a gentle and natural way.
After shower, mix some water with a few oil drops in your palms to massage your face (eyes area included), neck and decollete, then apply a face washer soaked in hot water and well drained to absorb any unwanted oil residue.
To remove your make-up, simply massage a small amount of oil onto your visage and then use a face washer soaked in hot water and drained to remove all residue.
Your skin will feel smooth and velvety, and will thank you for this genuine boost.

100% natural, 100% organic

Active ingredients:
Calendula – healing, calming, reduces blemishes and redness, regenerative
Chamomile – anti-irritant, decongestant, healing, reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Rosehip – nourishing, antioxidant, revitalising, reduces dark spots and under-eye circles
Sesame – soothing, antioxidant, repairs damaged skin cells
Sage – cleansing, promotes skin’s elasticity, antioxidant, healing, tonic
Oregano – antioxidant, antiseptic, promotes brighter skin tone
Peppermint – anti-irritant, cooling, soothing, cleansing, improves dull skin
Lovage – anti-irritant, purifying, antioxidant
Lavender – cleansing, healing, brightening, revitalising
Sweet orange – anti-irritant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, conditioning

List of ingredients (INCI standard): Calendula officinalis (Marigold) oil*, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) oil*, Rosa canina (Rosehip) oil, Sesamum indicum (Sesame) oil, Salvia officinalis (Sage) oil*, Origanum vulgare (Oregano) oil*, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil*, Levisticum officinalis (Lovage) oil*, essential oils of Citrus sinensis (Sweet orange), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Mentha piperita (Peppermint).
* denotes herbal oil infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil

Facial oil for mature skin

Facial oil mature skin

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This facial oil is a luxurious blend of pure botanicals to help skin regenerate, regain its natural elasticity and radiance, as well as fight against free radicals, environmental and UV damage. In addition to its anti-aging action, this precious oil moisturises, nourishes, heals, tonifies and brightens the skin, leaving it supple and rejuvenated.

Beauty simplified

Instead of using different products such as cleanser, make-up remover, toner or moisturiser, you can simply use this single product that does all these jobs in a gentle and natural way.
After shower, mix some water with a few oil drops in your palms to massage your face (eyes area included), neck and decollete, then apply a face washer soaked in hot water and well drained to absorb any unwanted oil residue.
To remove your make-up, simply massage a small amount of oil onto your visage and then use a face washer soaked in hot water and drained to remove all residue.
Your skin will feel smooth and velvety, and will thank you for this genuine boost.

100% natural, 100% organic

Active ingredients:
Calendula – regenerative, moisturising, healing, brightens dark spots and reduces blemishes, redness and irritation
Green tea – anti-aging, improves skin’s elasticity, reduces redness and UV damage
Rosehip – anti-aging, brightening, nourishing, reduces dark spots and under-eye circles
Chamomile – calming, healing, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Sage – antioxidant, improves skin’s elasticity, cleansing, antibacterial
St John’s wort – nourishing, antioxidant, healing, anti-irritant, regulates skin moisture
Olive fruit – antioxidant, moisturising, restorative, protects against UVB damage
Oregano – antioxidant, stimulating, antiseptic, purifying
Eucalyptus – stimulating, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory
Lovage – purifying, antioxidant, reduces blemishes
Sweet orange – stimulant, conditioning, nutritive, improves dull, weathered skin
Lemon myrtle – cleansing, purifying, antiseptic, tonic
Peppermint – cleansing, cooling, stimulating, brightens dull complexion and evens out blotchy skin
Lavender – cleansing, revitalising, healing, rejuvenating

List of ingredients (INCI standard): Calendula officinalis (Marigold) oil*, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) oil*, Rosa canina (Rosehip) oil, Matricaria recutita (Chamomile) oil*, Salvia officinalis (Sage) oil*, Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort) oil*, Origanum vulgare (Oregano) oil*, Levisticum officinalis (Lovage) oil*, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil*, essential oils of: Citrus sinensis (Sweet orange), Backhousia citriodora (Lemon myrtle), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Mentha piperita (Peppermint).
* denotes herbal oil infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil

Facial oil for oily skin

Facial oil oily skin

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This precious mix of botanicals is created with the particular challenges and needs of the oily skin in mind. Many people out there, especially those with an oily complexion, are reluctant to put oil on their face to keep skin cleansed and hydrated, fearing clogged pores and further blackheads. However pure botanicals can work wonders on oily skin – they help the skin regaining its natural balance and radiance without stripping it off own sebum. This pure oil is non-comedogenic, and cleanses gently, moisturises and rejuvenates the skin, leaving it tonified, clear and supple.

Beauty simplified

Instead of using different products such as cleanser, make-up remover, toner or moisturiser, you can simply use this single product that does all these jobs in a gentle and natural way.
After shower, mix some water with a few oil drops in your palms to massage your face (eyes area included), neck and decollete, then apply a face washer soaked in hot water and well drained to absorb any unwanted oil residue.
To remove your make-up, simply massage a small amount of oil onto your visage and then use a face washer soaked in hot water and drained to remove all residue.
Your skin will feel smooth and velvety, and will thank you for this genuine boost.

100% natural, 100% organic

Active ingredients:
Peppermint – cooling, cleansing, astringent, improves dull complexion, nourishes and balances oily skin
Green tea – antioxidant, tonic, astringent, fights against signs of environmental damage
Calendula – antiseptic, antioxidant, regenerative, healing, reduces scars, blemishes and redness
Cloves – antiseptic, stimulant, anti-acne
Rosehip – moisturising, nourishing, anti-aging, brightening, reducing dark spots and under-eye circles
Sage – astringent, antiseptic, cleansing, antibacterial, antioxidant, reduces seborrhea
Olive fruit – antioxidant, moisturising, cleansing, healing, protects against UVB damage
Oregano – antiseptic, antioxidant, antibacterial, blood purifier, promotes brighter skin tone
Lovage – purifying, antioxidant, reduces blemishes
Jojoba – nourishing, moisturising, anti-wrinkles, fights harmful bacteria that causes acne, blackheads and breakouts
Lemon myrtle – astringent, cleansing, purifying, antiseptic, tonic
Lavender – cleansing, regenerating, astringent, healing, detoxifying, regulates sebum production
Sweet orange – stimulant, anti-acne, anti-seborrhea, improves dull, weathered skin
Rosemary – antiseptic, stimulating, promotes collagen production, lightens dark spots

List of ingredients (INCI standard): Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil*, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) oil*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Cloves) oil*, Rosa canina (Rosehip) oil, Origanum vulgare (Oregano) oil*, Salvia officinalis (Sage) oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) oil, Levisticum officinalis (Lovage) oil*, essential oils of: Backhousia citriodora (Lemon myrtle), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Citrus sinensis (Sweet orange), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary).
* denotes herbal oil infused in organic extra-virgin olive oil

Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of the most powerful herbs of all time.
The word “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare meaning “to wash”, due to the Romans’ use of the herb in laundering – bed linen and clothes were dried over lavender bushes, which acted to scent the cloths.
Lavender has a long list of properties for the skin including: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, cell regenerating, cleansing, detoxifying, healing and balancing sebum production.

Lavender is suitable to all skin types and is safe for everyone including children and pregnant women, but is best for blemished, sensitive, oily and devitalised skin. It is also used in treating almost any skin condition including: acne, allergies, blackheads, bruises, sunburn, chapped skin, dehydration, dermatitis, eczema, inflamed skin, sagging skin, seborrhea and stretch marks. It prevents wrinkles and scarring, helps relieve skin irritations and clear acne.

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Background image by Stefania in our garden :P