Goodnight, sleep tight
Lavender flowers are soaked in hot water to create a fragrant infusion that retains the soothing, balancing and cleansing properties of the plant.
Lavandula angustifolia is a perennial, shrub-like plant that's part of the mint family. The violet flowers are picked as soon as they begin to open. They are then used fresh, distilled for oil, dried for use in infusions and tinctures, or simply for decoration.
If you’re struggling with sleepless nights then lavender is a great ally to have when trying to switch off before bed. Its flower is filled with linalool, a substance known for its sedative effects on the nervous system.
Lush purchase lavender flowers that have been cultivated in France.
Planting begins after March and April each year, when the risk of frosts is over and distilling takes place from late-July to mid-August. Each plantation will remain in place for roughly a decade before a period of three years gives the soil time to regenerate fully.
Many of the traditions - such as the fireplace fueled with lavender straw - continue as they always did, but today the harvest is completed by machine not sickle. What once was a time-consuming, labour-intensive process has been revolutionised, so Lush's supplier is now able to obtain 500 tonnes of high-quality lavender and lavendin oil each year. Some of these exquisite oils head over to Poole to be added straight into your products.
You won’t need a ticket to experience Provence this year, A French Kiss will do...