Botanical Name: Lavandula Officinalis / Lavandula Angustifolia
: Flower headExtraction Method
: Steam distilledCountry of origin
: Colourless to light yellow Note
: Middle Description
: : Lavender is an evergreen woody shrub which grows to about 1 meter in height, bearing pale green narrow leaves and long thin purple-blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant and are highly aromatic. Scent description
: Sweet, floral herbaceous scent with balsamic-woody undertone
Lavender is generally regarded as the most popular and versatile essential oil and is widely used within aromatherapy for its relaxing, calming and skin-soothing properties. Helpful in combatting a plethora of physical and emotional conditions, it is a relaxing, calming and balancing essential oil, useful for treating stress, anxiety and mood swings. Also helpful at bedtime to bring about restfulness, helping with insomnia and waking through the night.
Skin: Lavender oil is antiseptic and soothing and has wide applications in skincare. It helps to maintain skin tone and is nurturing and revitalising. It benefits a range of skin problems including boils, spots, acne, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, scars, wounds, insect bites and stings. Its is an excellent home remedy for burns - it is the only essential oil which can be applied neat to the skin - and is also beneficial to sunburn. It is an effective insect repellent.
Mind: Lavender oil is calming and soothing to the nerves. It benefits all stress-related conditions, anxiety, depression, nervous tension, PMT, hypertension, agitation, insomnia and many more conditions
Body: Lavender oil has analgesic (pain relieving) properties that can be beneficial for headaches, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism and arthritis, cramps including stomach cramps and menstrual cramps. It aids digestion and alleviates colic, flatulence and nausea. Lavender benefits the respiratory system and has - amongst others - antiviral properties which are useful in alleviating coughs, colds, flu, whooping cough, asthma, throat infections and more
Blends Well With: Most oils, especially citrus and florals; also Clove, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Labdanum, Vetiver, Patchouli
Cautions: Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please consult your GP if you have any health concerns whatsoever. Essential oils are not to be used undiluted on the skin and are not to be taken internally. Keep out of reach of children.