Homemade lavender body scrub

Lavender is one of the most popular ingredients for use in beauty, and we love it here in our lavender body scrub. Known for its distinctive and heavenly scent, it also has a long history as a medicinal herb.

The name lavender comes from the Latin verb “lavare”, which means to wash. It’s thought the Greeks and the Romans liked to add it to their bath water, not only for its divine fragrance but probably for its soothing and calming properties too. Modern science proves they were on to something as there have been a number of clinical studies that have shown lavender can help to promote relaxation and sleep. Sleeping well helps speed up the process of skin cell production and renewal, plus the sleep hormone melatonin increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes to help protect against free radical damage.

One of our favourite ways to make use of dried lavender is to make up a soothing lavender body scrub. This is really good for the warmer months. Lavender is comnig into season and it’s also a time where we want our arms and legs looking soft and nourished. This lavender scrub is also the perfect exfoliator to use before fake tan.

Wellbeing Wisdom

  • Lavender is thought to aid relaxation, and sleeping well helps speed up the process of skin cell production and renewal
  • The sleep hormone melatonin increases the activity of antioxidant enzymes to help protect against free radical damage