Lavender Essential oil is renowned for its anti-anxiety and stress busting properties, there are plenty of scientific studies to support this such as in 2008 Masahiro Toda et al showed lavender aroma has a stress relief effect, as well as years of anecdotal evidence, the 2 primary organic compounds are linalool and linalyl acetate terpenes and these have shown to increase parasympathetic activity (the rest and digest system) which is so important for relaxation and healing, and even anti-inflammatory and pain reducer.
Rosemary essential oil in ancient Greece and Rome was used to enhance memory, and research in 2007 by Toshiko Atsumi et al shows that just inhaling the aroma of lavender and rosemary essential oil can reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which protects the body from oxidative stress.
Rona Horler –
A wonderful soap. So kind to the skin and a lovely scent.
pippa Jamie –
thank you so much for taking the time to comment! we are so pleased you like the soap