The fresh, clean scent of lavender has been a favorite for centuries. Derived from the Latin lavare "to wash", lavender was used by the Greeks and Romans as a favorite bathwater additive. The soothing and antiseptic qualities make lavender useful in all skin care. The scent is said to relieve headaches and calm nerves. Traditionally used in sachets, potpourri, sleep pillows, toners, moisturizers, etc.