Lavender loves, part deux: Lather skin care

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Here’s the thing about Lather: It was founded by Emilie Hoyt, who knows a thing or two about that buzz word, aromatherapy. Ten years ago, Hoyt got the idea to start the botanical skin care brand after she discovered lavender soap helped to relieve her intense migraine headaches.
She would even put the soap under her pillow to relax at bedtime.
So lavender abounds at Lather, which means we had so many options from which to choose. Some favs:

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Lavender loves: Lush soaps and bubble bars

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We are on a serious lavender kick here in the newsroom. After reading about lavender’s soothing properties, we now have a community lavender lotion bottle and lavender room spray to diffuse tense situations. (And even if the scent doesn’t actually make meeting our deadlines any easier, at least we smell good doing it.)
For handmade cosmetics and bath products — in any scent — Lush is where it’s at. Here’s what we recommend:

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Lavender fields forever: Harvest festival at The Langham

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We love free stuff. (A demonstration of that love is our soon-to-launch sister site Freebie Finds. Bookmark it now. Thank us later.)

Free stuff is even better when it comes from The Langham Huntington Spa.

Tomorrow from 4-8 p.m. in the courtyard, The Huntington Spa and Ajne Rare & Precious are hosting a complimentary Lavender Harvest Festival with live lavender distillation, samples of essential oils, bundles of lavender and lavender-infused hors d’oeuvres.

And (in the not-free-but-still-lavender category) lavender manicures ($45), specialty cocktails, beauty products and jewelry will be available for purchase.

Reserve your manicure in advance: (626) 585-6414

If you can’t make it tomorrow, The Langham is continuing its discount on lavender manis and pedis through October.