Lavender Essential Oil

Latin Name: Lavendula angustifolia; Lavendula officinalis; Lavendula vera

Common Lavender shouldn’t be confused with lavendin or spike lavender, both of which have different effects on the body and mind. The south of France is still the main producer of lavender, and for many years lavender was gathered from the hillsides who sold it to the perfumers of Grasse.

“Lavender” comes from the latin word lavare , meaning ‘to wash’, or livere meaning ‘to be bluish in color’. It is harvested from flowers.

The scent of lavender is floral and sweet and also has herbal notes with balsamic undertones.

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anticonvulsive
  • Anti-depressive
  • Bactericide
  • Sedative
  • Analgesic
  • Cytophylactic
  • Diuretic
  • Insect repellent
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Anti-rheumatismal
  • Parasitic
  • Emmenagogic
  • Antimigraine
  • Chologogue
  • Bechic
  • Hypotensor
  • Sudorific
  • Increases alimentary canal secretions
  • Great for respiratory complaints
  • Stimulates Urine Flow
  • Treats Respitory Disorders
  • Lavender sachets for cupboards.
  • Soaps
  • Blends for bruises and stings
  • Massage oils
  • Perfumes
  • Bath oils
  • Diffuser burner blends
  • Headache treatment blends
  • After sun care products – gels, sprays
  • Creams and lotions
  • Compresses
  • Douches (1%)
  • Bergamot
  • Neroli
  • Mandarin
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose Absolut

The scent alleviates anxiety, stress and tension. Use for calming, soothing and relaxation.

Can also assist in the treatment of insomnia due to its calming effects.

It is part of the Herbaceous-floral perfume group, and is considered to be a Middle to top fragrance note. 

A gentle oil that can be used sparingly in child friendly blends and during pregnancy (please check with your doctor before using any oil during pregnancy).

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