I know that some people aren’t fond of the scent of lavender, but I adore it. I used to dab a drop of lavender essential oils on the inside of my wrists to help relieve my morning sickness during pregnancy and I can always rely on my favourite Lush bubble bar, French Kiss, to help me drift off when I’m having trouble sleeping. Lavender is also said to aid relaxation and the reduction of anxiety and stress.
I was very kindly sent a bar of beautifully packaged luxury English Lavender Bath Soap from The English Soap Company (£4.95/200g) recently and it rekindled my love for the tranquil and distinctive scent. This generously perfumed triple milled vegetable soap contains shea butter and a blend of naturally antibacterial lavender and calendula oils. It gives a thick, rich lather and its fragrance lingers on the hand and body for hours. The packaging is really lovely, it’s almost too pretty to open! This would make a great addition to a hamper this Mother’s Day and I can’t wait to try more in the collection, including their Cinnamon & Orange and Jasmine varieties. They also do luxury gift box sets and a selection of soy candles.
This little tin of Lavender Hand Balm from Our Tiny Bees (£8.95/45g) has been a lifesaver over winter and is the perfect partner to the indulgent soap. The balm is packed with honey, beeswax, almond oil, coconut oil and, of course, British lavender oil. It’s incredibly nourishing and keeps my hands beautifully soft.
Do you have a favourite lavender bath or body product?
What scent do you find relaxing in times of worry or stress?