If you are planning to visit French Riviera, you should definitely include Eze and Luberon in your tour plan. Eze is famous for it’s cute tiny streets and Luberon in Ménerbes is famous for its lavender fields where you can take lovely pictures. The scent and the color of lavender fields reflects the essence of Provence. The lavender in the Luberon blooms from around the last week of June to the beginning of August when it is harvested. It is usually at its peak in early July, but this depends on the rainfall in the year.
Mediterranean Lavender has been used since ancient times for its medicinal and healing effects, unique fragrance, and to enhance the flavor of food. The herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty and is commonly used in fragrances and shampoos to help wash and purify the skin. Apart from it’s use in cosmetics, lavender has many other benefits such as decreasing the emotional stress. Lavender scent is known to be calming and relaxing; hence, it can help sleeping. Research shows that lavender scent lowers heart rate and blood pressure, putting you in a relaxed state. Every night I’m dropping few lavender oil drops to my pillow before I sleep in order to fall a sleep easier.
In order to enhance the flavor of foods, you can use culinary lavender as herb. Lavender can be used to add flavor and color to culinary recipes in either fresh or dried form.
You will see various lavender products to buy in Luberon; such as lavender oil, massage oil or lavender honey. I wanted to introduce some of the lavender products I used myself and recommend to my friends.
Badger Lavender Aromatherapy Massage Oil
This is an organic massage oil which can be used for massage, or as a total body moisturizer. It includes not only the oil of lavandula angustifolia (lavender) but also Bergamot and Jojoba oils. You can experience the power of this aromatherapy massage oil packed with naturally occurring vitamins, antioxidants and skin soothing nutrients. You can read the reviews about this product and order it from here.
Lavender Lullaby Mini Bath Bombs
These bath bombs are great to hydrate, moisturize, and nourish your body. Bath bombs are a perfect way to relax after a long day if you’re looking for a relaxing bath. You can read the reviews about this product and order it from here.
Namaste Yoga Lavender Eye Pillows
This is a 100% cotton eye pillow made for end of yoga sessions (or can be used at home for relaxing). It includes French lavender. Happy Wraps is giving 30 day money back guarantee for this product. These eye pillows can be heated in microwave (no longer than 30 seconds) or used cold as well.
Lavender Candle by Way Out West Candles
Lavender essential oil candle is great to create calming atmosphere at home. All natural, our therapeutic lavender oil has beneficial, calming and restorative, stress relief qualities. Candle burning is relaxing, uplifting, helps fight anxiety and depression. This aromatherapy candle will give 60+ hours of wonderful scent in the bathroom, office, kitchen, bedroom or personal space.
Lavender Syrup by Bigallet
This is a Gluten Free, Non-GMO, vegan friendly lavender syrup. It’s great for Mixing Drinks or adding Flavoring to Coffee.
Bigallet is a handcrafted liqueurs and syrups maker located at the foot of the French Alps. Their flavoring syrups use quality all natural ingredients for highly concentrated flavor.
Made from sugar derived from beets, water, natural lavender flavors and other natural flavors, coloring: E151.
Dried Organic Lavender Flowers
Lavandula Angustifolia is one of the highest quality lavender species in the world. This bag contains certified organic, 100% raw Lavandula Angustifolia flowers from the fields of southern France. You can prepare your own lavender sachets and cushions and hang in your room or car in order to clean the air. You can also make lavender tea from these flowers. Feel Good Organics is giving 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the quality of lavender flowers.
This is a creamy lavender honey with delightful floral scent and taste. You will notice a quality as soon as you taste it! It’s perfect with pancakes, tea, toast.
Essential Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is the most concentrated form which is produced by distillation of either dried or fresh lavender flowers. When you start looking for essential oils, you’ll notice that there are various different prices. Price of lavender oil is affected by camphor (the lower the better), whether organic or not, species of the lavender. Lavandula Angustifolia known provide the highest quality lavender oil which is mostly planted in France, Bulgaria and Turkey. Lavender oil is famous for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It calms nerves, decreases blood pressure; hence, widely used in aromatherapy. Also it’s used for fighting with headaches, depression, insomnia.
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