The origin of Lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Its history goes back some 2500 years. Lavender is a flowering plant of the mint family known for its beauty, and its sweet floral fragrance and its multiple uses.
The ancient Greeks called Lavender nardus, after the Syrian city of Naarda and were commonly called Nard. Lavender was one of the holy herbs used to prepare the Holy Essence and Nard, or ‘spikenard’ is mentioned in the bible in the ‘Song of Solomon’ among other places.
Lavender derives its name from the Latin ‘lavare’ meaning ‘to wash”. The Romans used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes and even hair. They also discovered its medicinal properties.
Today Lavender continues to be cultivated across its countries of origin as well as Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America. Its widespread presence is understandable due to its beautiful flowers, its alluring scent and its extensive uses.
Place a lavender bag in drawers or closets to scent your clothing and keep insects away.
Tuck a lavender sachet in your pillow to help you have a better night's sleep.
Toss a lavender sachet in the dryer with laundry.
A lavender sachet for your car is a pleasant alternative to commercial air fresheners.
Lavender bags can be used as a natural alternative to mothballs to help repel moths.
Use Lavender bags for your sport's gear bag to get rid of the stink smell.
Keep a lavender sachet in your bag.
Take a couple of deep breaths of lavender soothing smell to relax your tiring brain.