Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Story Behind Our Lavender Soap

Bee enjoying fresh Lavender flowersLavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the mountains of the Mediterranean. Here in Tennessee, June is the month for fresh lavender. For the next few weeks, thousands of tiny purple petals will open atop thin, silvery-green stems and the lavender fields will be buzzing with honey bees. This fragrant herb is highly regarded for skin and beauty. In fact, the word lavender originally stems from the Latin word lavare which means “to wash”. We use Tennessee grown lavender in our lavender soap to wash and purify sensitive skin.

Lavender SoapWe love making lavender soap because lavender is known for its relaxing aroma and skin soothing properties. Our lavender soap is made with lavender that is grown by our friends John and Christy Porch. They live on a farm just down the road from us in the small community of Little Lot. John and Christy have been cultivating lavender on Little Lavender Farm for over seven years. John says, “Lavender is like catnip for women!” But we know men love our lavender soap too, and there are many reasons why. Lavender soap can be used to treat hair loss and fungal infections (like Candida and athlete’s foot). Bathing with lavender soap is said to reduce depression and anxiety. Our lavender soap is also gentle enough for children to use.

LavenderThe Porch’s grow several varieties of lavender. The vibrant, bright purple varieties are used to create bouquets while other types are grown for fragrance and flavor. The lavender variety we use in our lavender soap is called Grosso. Grosso lavender is commonly used in body products because of its intense aroma. The lavender petals not only make our lavender soap look beautiful but they also provide the pleasant, relaxing scent of lavender that makes our lavender soap so popular. Our lavender soap makes a great gift for just about anyone. It is soothing to sensitive skin and the scent is just like walking through a field of fresh lavender. If you like our Little Lot Lavender soap you might also enjoy our Little Lot Lavender Goat Milk Lotion and Body powder.