Give Lavender Products as Gifts
To indulge yourself or to give as a gift, products made with fine lavender are always popular and appreciated. Whether for home use or while traveling, lavender is both a precious and incredibly useful resource! Always at hand, lavender essential oil and true lavender-based products contribute to maintaining your well-being at any time of the day; its essence soothes the body and mind with a drop under the nose, repels mosquitoes, and also relieves their itchiness. It can also be applied to cuts and eczema.
Indeed, it is no accident that fine lavender has been used since antiquity. Its scent brings pleasure and awakens the senses. All products crafted with its essence, whether in the form of organic skincare cosmetics, soap, or perfume, will offer you the best of its aromatic scents and multiple healing virtues.
The Benefits of Fine Lavender: An Ancestral History
Nowadays, this lovely perennial plant blooms in all regions of France, especially in its hybrid form called lavandin. Wild fine lavender, however, grows almost exclusively in Haute-Provence, in its original cradle, where the soil is perfect for its cultivation. To obtain a perfectly balanced essential oil, rich in active principles and deliciously scented, it requires plenty of sun and a rather arid and calcareous soil.
Wild lavender in France mainly grew in the southern regions. Roman botanists and naturalists such as Pliny and Dioscorides had already classified it among the "precious plants." However, it was not until the Middle Ages that it was given the name "lavender." This name comes from the Latin word "lavare" meaning to wash. It was also during this time that the plant entered the category of therapeutic plants.
From the 16th century, the first distillations of lavender flowers began in Provence. At that time, it was used to disinfect and heal wounds and served as a vermifuge. And it was in the 19th century that lavender experienced a rapid rise. People began to cultivate this wild plant to meet the growing demand from master perfumers in the town of Grasse. From the 1950s, industrial cultivation of lavandin (lavandula hybrida) began. Provence will become and remain the largest producer of this camphorated essential oil, very different in both its fragrance and virtues, which is used by some industrial brands to scent washing powders, cleaning products, and industrial lavender soaps. The cultivation of fine lavender and its use have taken several forms through the ages. In fact, fine lavender has always attracted, fascinated, and healed people.
The profession of lavender grower is primarily a passionate vocation; it's a unique know-how that is passed on and enriched from generation to generation. The 100% pure and natural officinal lavender essential oil that we produce at Château du Bois is grown at an altitude of 1,100 meters on our family lands in Haute-Provence. The lavandula officinalis Chaix population variety we cultivate is the rarest, most precious, and virtuous of all.
Enjoy the exceptional essence and benefits of our lavender with our products or one of our Le Château du Bois Provence gift sets sold at the Musée de la Lavande Luberon boutique.