History of LavenderLavender has been recorded to have been around for at least 2500 years. From Arabia, Greece, France, Italy and Spain it eventually arrived in North America; brought by English Pilgrims in the 1600s.
The word lavender is believed to derive from the latin word lavare which means to wash.
Greeks and Romans have links to lavender use, be it for bathing, lining their drawers or using in their laundry. Romans used it for fighting infection and healing wounds just as we do today.
In the 16th lavender became a popular plant grown and used for lavender water, beeswax polish with lavender, gifts and scented bags, lotions and remedies. Lavender was associated with cleanliness and its versatility was well known.
Lavender oil has been used for burns and scarring since the early 1900’s. A French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse was working in his lab and badly burned his hand. He then stuck his hand in a container of lavender. He realized that the lavender helped to heal his hand faster and prevented scarring.
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