Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender (and terpenes!) | b. products Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender (and terpenes!) | b. products

Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender (and terpenes!)

By Mel Faxon

Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender (and terpenes!) | b. products Ingredient Spotlight: Lavender (and terpenes!) | b. products

If you’re anything like me, when you think about lavender you picture fragrant purple fields in the south of France, wind blowing in your hair, utterly at peace. 


If you’re not quite as melodramatic, you may think of lavender as that really nice smelling stuff that comes in lotions or maybe even the potpourri in the spa. Either way, lavender tends to accompany thoughts of relaxation. That’s because lavender is clinically proven to help with sleep; one study demonstrated that inhaling the scent of lavender increased slow-wave sleep, instrumental for slowing heartbeat and relaxing muscles. Other studies have linked it to helping with skin care, postpartum depression, and stress reduction. 


One of the reasons why lavender works in this way is because of its major terpene, linalool. Sorry, its what? Terpenes are organic hydrocarbons found in many plants and a pivotal component of essential oils. Hemp plants are chock full of terpenes - it’s part of what can give them their signature scent. More importantly, terpenes also work with your endocannabinoid system, and help create the entourage effect for which full spectrum oil is known. 


Because high CBD strains of hemp are also known to have a sedative terpene profile, we’ve paired b. sleepy with lavender to help increase your chances of having a better night’s sleep.