Essential Oil – Lavender
10ml Bottle High Altitude French Lavender
Lavender can help to calm and soothe the mind relieving stress, anger, and exhaustion. Lavender can have a sedative action on the heart and can help to bring high blood pressure down and calm palpitations.
It can help with insomnia, saw well as its pain-relieving qualities work effectively with muscular sprains, strains, and rheumatic pain.
It has wonderful skin-healing properties proving valuable for most skin conditions as it promotes the growth of new skin cells.
Lavender Essential Oil
Plant/Part - Flower Head
Botanical Name - Lavendula Angustifolia
Note - Top
Extraction - Steam Distillation
The aroma is floral and light with balsamic undertones.
There are wide varieties of the Lavender plant, however, this one is said to have the most therapeutic qualities. Grown in the south of France at 1500 meters above sea level, it is perched on long stems and has tiny purple-blue flowers and narrow grey/green leaves.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in Aromatherapy and has long been used for healing. For centuries Lavender bags were placed in linen drawers to keep moths and insects at bay. The Romans used it to bathe in and cleanse their wounds. It has wonderful skin-healing properties that were discovered accidentally by French chemist Reme' Gattefosse' in 1910 after severely burning his hands in a laboratory explosion.
Lavender can help to calm and soothe the mind relieving stress, anger, and exhaustion, resulting in a calmer approach to life.
Lavender can have a sedative action on the heart and can help to bring high blood pressure down and calm palpitations. It can help with insomnia and its pain-relieving qualities work effectively with muscular sprains, strains, and rheumatic pain. It is beneficial to the respiratory system, helping with bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, colds, laryngitis, throat infections, TB, and its anti-viral properties help to keep infections at bay. It is useful for menstrual problems and helpful in relieving pain during childbirth. It is also helpful for nausea, vomiting, colic, and flatulence.
Effects On Skin
Lavender is valuable for most skin conditions as it promotes the growth of new skin cells. It can help with the healing effects of burns and sunburn and is also helpful in cases of acne, eczema, and psoriasis. It can also help to heal abscesses, boils, fungal growths, swellings, and scarring, and is an effective hair tonic.
Lavender blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Myrrh, Niaouli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Scots Pine, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Avoid Frankincense and Turmeric if taking blood-thinning medication.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitizing Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin, and Tangerine. They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
This oil is considered safe for pets if used correctly.