For the Love of Lavender

Ever wonder why the scent of lavender brings such a soothing sense of relaxation, like you just took a chill pill? Well, we wondered the same thing, and don’t worry we did all the dirty work (dare I say clean work?) for you. We’ve got all you need to know about the lavender essential oils that we use in our all-natural soy candles.

Lavender essential oil is the most popular essential oil in the world. It’s known to promote a sense of calm, soothing relaxation due to its sweet, floral, aromatic scent profile. In order to extract and obtain the oil for use, lavender must go through the process of steam distillation where its leaves are placed in a container of boiling water, creating steam that separates the plant oils from the plant particles. This heat also simultaneously creates a separation between oil and water, and the essential oils are then scooped off the top layer of the water and are ready for use, voila!

It’s no surprise that Lavender is the most widely used essential oil out there due to its de-stressing power, and people picked up this handy dandy use for Lavender way back in the day. Dating back to over 2500 years ago, Lavender was used for its variety of aromatic benefits by cultures all over the world. Ancient Greeks and Romans were some of the first to discover its benefits, primarily using it in bath water (to create their own DIY spa, I assume) or for various medicinal uses through aromatherapy and topical treatments. Today, many people still use lavender in the very same way as those in ancient times, and aromatherapy in the form of cozy candles is our modern day go-to here at Slow North, obviously.

So, to answer your question (we all know you had one), yes, it’s seriously that easy to get a little mini-vacay from just a whiff of some lavender. Shop our Eucalyptus + Lavender or Lavender + Cedar scents here to see for yourself!