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Lavender Soap - Gourmet Guide
June 12, 2019 | By Dave Mattingly
Our all natural Lavender Soap is an organic shea butter and glycerin soap made with essential oil from the lavender plant.
History of Lavender Soap
Soap has been in existence for nearly 5,000 years with origins in ancient Babylon. Babylonians discovered that mixing animal fat with wood ashes and water would create a cleansing substance. During ancient times soap was used to clean wool and cotton in the textile industry and as medicine for skin diseases. Lavender has been used since the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman times. Lavender was used in medicine for its healing and antiseptic qualities, in cooking, cosmetics and in aromatherapy. The word Lavender is derived from the Latin word "lavare" meaning "to wash". There are many species of Lavender, the most common being English, French and Spanish Lavenders. English Lavender is primarily grown for its essential oil, which is extracted from its flowers through steam distillation. The French grow a Lavender that is primarily used for culinary purposes and is a key ingredient in Herbes de Provence.
The essential oil of the Lavender plant is valued for its many healing properties. Lavender essential oil is known to induce sleep, aid in relaxation, and help prevent headaches. Lavender essential oil also has antiseptic properties and may help calm insect bites and burns, aid in digestion, help relax the nerves and treat skin disorders. Lavender essential oil was even used during World War I in hospitals to disinfect surfaces. So it should come as no surprise that Lavender Soap is used by people who desire its relaxing and calming effects.
Today, Lavender essential oil is used to add top and middle perfume notes to many personal care and bath products such as soaps, moisturizers, balms, salves, perfumes and oils. Our all natural Lavender Soap is 67% organic, made from organic ingredients such as Organic Shea Butter and Organic Coconut Oil. It is also 100% Vegan and Cruelty-Free.
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