Caterina Ltd. is delighted to offer the exquisite lavender body care products of Le Chateau du Bois, created in Provence, France. We have the good fortune to serve as the only US distributor of this product line. Although many manufacturers use lavender scents, most do not use "fine" or "true" lavender (lavandula vera). Le Chateau du Bois grows its own fine lavender from seed in the arid mountains of Provence; others opt instead to use the higher yielding sterile hybrid, lavandine. Lavandine, however, while furnishing a potent smell, lacks the healing properties of fine lavender. Le Chateau du Bois' Fine Lavender grows only above 800 metres in the mountains of Provence. It possesses a combination of naturally occurring active compounds that contribute to its legendary healing powers. Linalol, a natural alcohol, kills bacteria and viruses, and also helps heal burns, wounds and sores. Pain relief and muscle relaxation are produced by ketones, which assist in alleviating insomnia and sore muscles. Esters help regulate mood, relieving depression and hysteria. Acting together, these compounds produce the wonderfully soothing qualities of fine lavender. Do not be fooled by products using hybrid forms of lavender; allow yourself the benefits of our true lavender product!