Lavender has been used for more than 3,000 years for laundry, bathing, aromatherapy, cooking, and for medical purposes. Lavender has been used historically in the process of doing laundry. 'Lavandería' is the Spanish word for laundromat and 'lavanderia' is the Italian word for both laundry and laundromat which means the word laundry itself is rooted in lavender.
lavender collage For centuries, lavender was planted near where laundry was done and clothing was laid out over the plants to dry and would absorb the fresh scent.
  • In ancient Greece and Rome, lavender was used to scent water for bathing.

  • In ancient Egypt, lavender herbs were used in perfumes and oils.

  • Lavender is used extensively in aromatherapy for relaxation.

  • Lavender has been used medicinally for centuries to treat insomnia and headaches.

  • Lavender flavor is common in baked goods and desserts like shortbread, sugar cookies, and frosting.

lavender sprig on slate plate
While the days of washboards and hanging laundry to dry among the lavender fields are gone, today that scent is extracted and bottled for personal use. We cannot promise any healing properties, but we can promise the clean, fresh scent of lavender. Quality lavender scented detergents are readily available onsite for wash-dry-fold services.