Many of our scented products are gently fragranced with the relaxing and soothing fragrance of lavender. That includes our ever popular body wraps to help relieve tired and aching muscles. Plus our cuddly and adorable hotties that give children a warming soft toy to snuggle up with.
Lavender blooms in the summer and the intense fragrance from the fields of lavender can be intoxicating when the suns out. They blooms set in fields around the country look spectacular with it’s distinctive purple coloured small flower heads.
Lavender, or its real name Lavandula, is an old world plant and is therefore found across the globe. It’s an evergreen shrub that’s easy to grow, and produces huge amounts of beautifully fragranced flowers. The main body of the plant is a green or silvery-grey foliage so looks attractive all year round. It’s a very hardy plant and can survive with little water and therefore makes an ideal plant to have in your garden to get year after year stunning purple flowers and beautiful scents.
Common name Lavender
Botanical name Lavandula
Group Shrub, herb
Flowering time Summer
Planting time Spring
Height & spread 30cm-1m (1-3ft) height, 30cm-1.5m (1-5ft) spread
Aspect South or west facing
Hardiness varies – some are hardy and can tolerate cold winters while some need to be kept in a green house during the winter.
Warming Lavender Fragrance
The fragrance from the lavender flowers and seeds is especially soothing when the flower-heads and seeds are warmed. Warming our character hotties and neck and body wraps releases the lavender fragrance therefore soothing and relaxing and with the added warmth also aids a peaceful nights sleep, waking the next morning fully refreshed. Our soothing You range has been especially developed to harness the powers of lavender scents aiding relaxation of tired and aching muscles.
Other uses for Lavender
Lavender has many medical uses such as when infused can help to soother insect bites, burns and relieve headaches. It is also well known and medically proven that the fragrance from the seeds and flowers in pillows and toys aid sleep and relaxation. Even adding the flower-heads to a cup of boiling water can soothe and relax, especially useful at bedtime. The essential oil was used in hospitals during World War 1. Honey made from bees that feed on lavender also have proven healing qualities, especially on wounds. In Germany especially, Lavender for medical uses is very widely used.
You can even eat Lavender flowers themselves, often used as a condiment and used in salads and dressings. Baking with lavender in cakes is becoming especially popular, but don’t add too much, it can get very fragrant when warmed.