Lavender is once again having a ‘moment’.
The calming and relaxing properties of lavender are being embraced by a new younger audience, and we're here for it.
We're craving simplicity and minimalism like never before, and we're embracing nature in a big way. For many of us, 2020 completely shifted our lives and introduced a lot of stress and uncertainty. So, it's no coincidence that lavender has made a strong resurgence in beauty and wellness circles since then.
We absolutely love lavender and here are five reasons we think you should embrace it too.
It smells great
What what better way to get close to nature than to fill your home with the distinct earthy fragrance of lavender? Lavender's scent is timeless and has long been used as a fragrance, dating back more than 2000 years to ancient Egyptian times. Even today, some of the most popular perfumes in the world use lavender.
It helps you sleep
Lavender is said to have a soothing and calming effect, and it's even known to reduce stress, anxiety and mild pain. More research is needed to find out exactly how it works. Still, you only need to inhale some lavender essential oil deeply, and you will feel this magic for yourself.
It’s great for your skin
In small doses, lavender essential oil provides a calming and soothing effect for the skin, especially when combined with other nourishing oils. Ello Facial Oils are infused with sedating and calming Tasmanian Lavender oil, which is very tissue regenerative and clarifying for the skin.
It’s really easy to grow
Lavender likes full sun for the best part of the day, and it needs very little water. Overwatering lavender is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Growing lavender in pots is ideal because it likes soil with drainage.
With more than 30 different varieties of lavender, look for one most suited to your climate, and make sure you allow lots of air-flow if you live in an area with high humidity.
It makes you feel good
Finally, and most importantly, lavender has a 'feel-good factor' that can't be replicated. Just like the smell of freshly cut grass makes you feel like its summer or coconut reminds you of a tropical island getaway, lavender can transport you too. Perhaps to the purple lavender fields in the south of France? And don't we all deserve to feel good at the moment?
Do yourself a favour and add a little more lavender in your life. Your grandmother knew what she was doing when she popped a few sprigs under her pillow at night.