Know Your Ingredients: Lavender (Lavandula)

Lavender oil is an essential ingredient in our formula for repairing itchy scalps. It is world-renowned for its soothing scent but unbeknownst to many it has a deep and rich history as a therapeutic agent that dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. The medicinal use of lavender and lavender oil has continued into modern history. During World War One lavender oil was relied on as an antibacterial across all facets of the military. Since then the love of lavender as both a scent and essential oil has grown. In 1999, the Herb Growing and Marketing Network in the US awarded lavender the title of ‘Herb of the Year 1999’. Currently, it is a common belief that lavender oil can be used for:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Carminative
  • Sedative
  • Anti-depressive

Much like tea tree oil, lavender oil is extracted through a delicate steam distillation process. Once extracted and cooled the oil is ready for use. Lavender oil has been included in conditioners with the intention to "soothe the scalp and calm the hair". Source. We use Lavender in our formula for itchy scalp and dry scalp treatment.