Why lavender has great natural cleaning properties
When people think of Provence, fields of bright purple lavender are often brought to mind. It's said that the Romans brought lavender to Provence over 2,000 years ago and the plant took hold and has grown widely ever since.
Lavender's natural cleansing properties
For centuries, lavender has been used in foods, perfumes, lotions, oils, and cleaners throughout France, due to its naturally aromatherapeutic and antimicrobial properties.
The compounds in lavender that help prevent the growth of bacteria, fungus, and mold are similar to those in essential oils like orange and tea-tree. However, lavender can be a great alternative to oils like those if you prefer a lighter, more floral scent.
Uses for lavender as a cleanser
Lavender can be used as a cleanser in many forms.
- Mix it with white vinegar and voilà! You have a fabulous multi-purpose cleaner that won't leave streaks across your surfaces.
- Put a few drops of lavender essential oil on a damp washcloth for a natural alternative to dryer sheets.
- Drop it on cotton balls and place in your drawers for a natural moth repellent.
- Or use it in soap for a relaxing and cleansing wash!
Try one of our great lavender soaps:
FER À CHEVAL MARSEILLE LIQUID SOAP ENERGISING LAVENDER 500ML
Fer à Cheval has been crafting soap in Marseille for the past 160 years and their soap factory is firmly rooted in living heritage. Their Energising Lavender Soap has been specially formulated to be extra gentle and is delicately scented.
LA SAVONNERIE DE NYONS 100G EXFOLIATING SOAP BAR (SET OF 2)
This naturally exfoliating soap is handmade in France and enriched with olive oil from Nyons with scents from Grasse, the capital of perfume.
La Savonnerie de Nyons Exfoliating Soap with Rope
Keep your soap dry and prevent it from getting mushy by using La Savonnerie de Nyon's soap on a rope! This clever invention also makes a stylish French addition to any bathroom.