binomial name: lavandula angustifolia
this majestic purple flower populates the fields of provence, and is known for its unmistakable scent and remarkable calming properties. from the ancient bathhouses of rome to the sachets of today, lavender enjoys a variety of uses.
benefit: a natural relaxant, it acts as a tonic to the whole system by soothing nerves and dispelling fatigue. its mere scent helps with insomnia, jet lag, and exhaustion. applied to the skin, it improves undereye circles, puffiness and tired skin, and has a tonifying effect, encouraging a healthy inflammatory response. diffused in the air, it kills bacteria and repels insects.