Lavender is a member of the mint family. There are about 40 varieties of Lavender ranging from herbaceous plants to small shrubs. Lavender leaves are usually 1 to 2 inches in length, needle shaped and are evenly distributed along a woody stem. The flowers are purple, and the essential oils are more prominent in the flowers and buds than in the leaves. Lavender oils have long been used as a culinary and medicinal product. It was often used as a disinfectant and repels fleas