The word lavender is thought to be derived from the Latin word lavare, meaning to wash. It has been used throughout the centuries and has many uses in aromatherapy.
Lavender is one of the most popular and versatile of oils distilled from the plant Lavandula augustifloria. The oil smells wonderful and is said to promote relaxation and calm and is often used as an aid to sleep. It can be also used to aid the control of fungal infection due to its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.
Lavender is packed with antioxidants and is a natural pain reliever. The anti inflammatory qualities are found to be soothing whilst promoting blood circulation.