I Just Wanna Stay In That Lavender Haze

Unlocking the Spectacualr Power of Lavender Oil: Nature’s Soothing Elixir

As the talented Tylor Swift once said,  “I Just Wanna Stay In That Lavender Haze”,  and here at Calithea we know why. Calithea has a Lavender Soap Bar with many properties you likely don’t know about. Many people think of lavender as just an essential oil but it’s way more than that,  so join us as we unlock the serene power of lavender oil.

The lavender botanical belongs to the mint family but has a sweet floral aroma to it. Early uses of the plant were discovered by the Greek naturalist, Dioscorides, who praised the medicinal attributes of Lavender in the first century A.D.  Now, the traditional uses of lavender range from the use of essential oil air kits, perfume, an antimicrobial agent, and for Calithea we use it in our skincare products due to its immense health benefits.

The process of obtaining lavender oil is a timely process, but well worth it due to its emissive skin properties. The lavender is first picked from the field and tied into several bunches to lay out to dry. “Once the flowers are sufficiently dried, it’s time to begin steam distillation. Steam distillation ensures you get the most benefits from lavender”.

During this process, the lavender buds are placed above boiling water to gently steam them. The heat and pressure being produced activate the plant to start pushing out its sweet nectar oil.  The steam carries the mixture of steam and oil to a condenser – this is where it’s cooled and into a liquid. The steam becomes a hydrosol, and precious drops of lavender oil are naturally separated.

Now that you know the process of how this botanical is extracted to be used in your natural beauty products, let’s talk about some of the benefits it offers your skin!

  1. Soothes Eczema and Dry Skin Conditions
  • With eczema, your skin gets dry, itchy, and scaly. It can appear mild or chronic and in multiple locations. Since lavender has antifungal properties and reduces inflammation, it can help keep eczema at bay.
  1.  Anti-inflammatory Superstar
  • The effects of lavender are known far and wide for managing stress and reducing anxiety. Not surprisingly, it offers the same calming benefits for your skin. You can use calming lavender oil for the skin to help reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened by the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.
  1. Detoxifies Skin
  • Lavender oil helps to deeply detoxify and purge harmful toxins from the skin while promoting tension release for sore muscles and a tired mind.
  1. Heals Injured Skin
  • The ancient Greeks used lavender oil to clean wounds, heal burns, and treat other skin injuries. Its antiseptic properties also help the skin to heal faster, while fighting and preventing further infection.
  1. Helps Prevent Wrinkles
  • Lavender oil is a potent source of antioxidants and other beneficial phytochemicals, making it useful for battling signs of premature aging. Antioxidants fight free radical damage, which is caused by environmental stressors like UV rays and pollution.
  1. Fights Acne
  • Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial, meaning that it kills acne-causing bacteria that might infiltrate your pores. This makes the purple flower perfect for preventing, calming, and healing painful acne breakouts on your body.

You can find Lavender in one of Calithea’s 6 Organic Olive Oil Soap Bars that we offer.  Recommended for all skin types and especially gentle for sensitive, or acne-prone skin, CALITHEA’s Olive Oil soap with Lavender helps reduce the symptoms of Rosacea, Eczema, and Psoriasis. Formulated with Olive and Lavender Oils, which both have many beneficial properties for the skin, its lavender scent also helps to calm and relax the body and mind, while relieving some of the harmful effects that stress can have on the skin. Suitable for all skin types, yet ideal for sensitive skin, the Olive oil soap with lavender gently hydrates and softens the skin, and is free of parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, paraffin oil, allergens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, alcohol, ethanolamine, and GMOs.

So stay in that Lavender Haze like Taylor, and treat yourself to CALITHEA’S Olive Oil Soap with Lavender.

~ Elena xoxo






The information in this article is for educational use, and not intended to substitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be used as such.