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5 Facts About Lavender You Didn’t Know

I absolutely love lavender! I love the bright and bold color, the calming scent, the delicate petals… I just love everything about this plant. Did you know there are numerous benefits of growing lavender aside from its beauty? Here are just a few of our favorite lavender facts!

Bug Repellant

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The scent of lavender deters mice, mosquitoes, fleas, and flies. It’s a good plant to keep around the house!

Attracts Bees

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While the bugs might not like the scent of lavender, bees love it! Nectar from the lavender plant makes for high-quality honey. And we all know bees can take all the love they can get right now.

Medicinal Use

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Lavender oil can help soothe joint and muscle pain, relieve stress, and help you sleep! (Note: we don’t recommend sleeping in a field of lavender. Just use the oil and sleep in your own bed.)

True Meaning

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In the language of flowers, giving someone lavender means devotion, luck, and success.

Color

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Most lavender comes in shades of purple, but there are varieties in pink and yellow as well.

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