The origin of Lavender is believed to be from the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Its history goes back some 2500 years. ... Lavender derives its name from the Latin 'lavare' meaning 'to wash”. The Romans used Lavender to scent their baths, beds, clothes and even hair.
Basil has been around for over 4,000 years. Throughout history, basil was believed to have almost magical powers. It was used as an antidote for snake bites, and was believed to give strength during religious fasting. It was found in mummies in Egypt because the ancient Egyptians used this herb for embalming.