Four reasons to love lavender! Breathe in the soothing scent. Do you feel relaxed? Lavender is commonly known for its calming capabilities. It’s also naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Having a bouquet of lavender handy can help dispel unwanted pests, purify the air you breathe and keep your laundry fresh. Here are four reasons you should love having lavender in your home. P.S. Lavender is one of the ONLY things that repels SCORPIONS. I used it on a missions trip, and it worked!