Shower bliss, Lavender fields on a Summers day. Fragrant and naturally beautiful with natural, antiseptic skin calming and moisturising properties
Original Carshalton Lavender™ Shower Gel
A family favourite Shower Gel. Original Carshalton Lavender™ Shower Gel is beautifully rich and herbaceous with deep herby low notes and pitchy sweet notes which combine together to give you that feeling of rolling through a Lavender field on a summers day.
Original Carshalton Lavender™ Shower Gel is perfect for use daily and ideal when you want to set your mind at ease. Use in the morning to relax your body for the day ahead or combine with Original Carshalton Lavender™ Bath Oil at night time, close your eyes and let your mind drift at bath time, the perfect way to unwind before bed.
Of course the shower gel contains all of Lavenders natural properties making it gently antiseptic and healing to your skin.
Safe for use all over as a bodywash and works very well on teenage skin, including on the face to help with acne and troublesome skin.
Apply liberally to your body and indulge in the fragrant and unique scent of Real English Lavender.
The History of Carshalton Lavender
“At Naturallythinking we are proud to be associated with the Local Carshalton Lavender project, which is reviving the Lavender fields of Carshalton, Surrey, our home town.
Carshalton, Surrey was once the home of the worlds Lavender production, producing arguably the finest Lavender in the world. The Lavender is commonly known as “Mitcham Lavender”, as the distillation plant used to be located on the Mitcham / Carshalton border at Figs Marsh. Indeed the Lavender fields stretched all the way from Wallington in the South to Mitcham in the North.
A combination of competition from abroad, combined with demands for war time metal and then the post war London housing boom (the first large scale council estate was built at St Helier, Carshalton largely on the site of the Lavender fields), led to their demise.
Towards the end of the 1990’s local sustainable charity organisation, Bioregional started the revival project, claiming unused pieces of land and planting them with direct descendants of the original Lavender plants. These plants have been nurtured by community projects and harvested on an annual harvest event involving the whole community, drawing people from across the country.
The Lavender produced is truly amazing, and you soon see why even the French admitted that Carshalton Lavender is the finest in the world. It is beautifully herbaceous giving a true feeling of the plant in all the products it is used. If Lavender has an “absolute” version, this would be it.
Increasingly, once again Carshalton is coming alive with the colour of Lavender and it is great for us to be able to use it and popularise it again. The small scale production and sheer quality of the oil makes it a highly sought after commodity.
We distill all of our oil on site with our still at the farm, so the oil is fresh from farm to bottle.” – Naturally Thinking.