A Chemical-Free
Cleaning Revolution

Two years ago, a horticulturist and an NHS nurse, Charlotte Figg and Purdy Rubin, acted on a shared passion: to reduce the number of toxic chemicals and single use plastic we use on our skin & around our homes.

Our Story
Written by Camilla Pelly

Our latest collaboration with esteemed British grooming brand, Czech & Speake, also brings a brand new limited edition lavender scent. The new scent combines Purdy & Figg’s much-loved hand sanitiser sprays with a bespoke scent created by fragrance experts Czech & Speake. Lavender was selected for it’s fragrant scent and wide-ranging health benefits, some of which we explore in this blog. 

Lavender is one of the most widely sought after essential oils thanks to its extensive natural remedial benefits, including; anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects.

A Brief  History

Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years, dating back to the ancient Egyptian era, when it was used for mummification and perfume. Its name is actually derived from the Latin verb lavare -- “to wash” -- and the Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and scenting the air. Lavender has long been associated with laundry and cleaning, but it was also recognised in Roman times for its antiseptic and healing properties. 

Benefits of Lavender Oil 

Promotes Sleep 
There has been significant research into using lavender essential oil to help promote sleep and fight insomnia. Lavender has sedative properties which can increase relaxation and calm, and help bring about a good night’s sleep. It’s even been shown that an oral dose of lavender oil can improve sleep quality.

Pain Relief 
From headaches and migraines to toothache and osteoarthritis, lavender oil has been used as a natural pain reliever for many years. Lavender oil is also a natural antibiotic and is commonly used in aromatherapy and massage to treat various different types of pain.

Anti-Anxiety and Stress Treatment 
Lavender oil has been shown to reduce the severity of anxiety and promote an improved mood. In certain studies, regular aromatherapy sessions with lavender oil were shown to alleviate signs of depression and reduce anxiety levels. 

Improved Memory
Lavender oil can enhance the performance of working memory and early studies suggest that aromatherapy treatment with lavender and rosemary oil may reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. 

Purdy & Figg x Czech & Speake’s limited edition Lavender hand sanitiser spray is available online from £10 at Czech & Speake


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