100% pure Lavandula Augustifolia
|Botanical Name||Lavandula angustifolia|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distillation|
|Place of Origin||India|
|Colour||Clear, pale yellow|
|Aroma||Classic, well-balanced, full-bodied but light and fresh|
|Description||A strongly aromatic shrub, the gray-green narrow linear leaves are evergreen, the flowers are pinkish-purple, produced on spikes at the top of slender, leafless stems.|
|History||Used for over 2000 years throughout history.
Egyptians used it in their mummification process and they also used it to perfume their skin. The Romans used Lavender flowers in their public baths. Lavender, from "lavare" (Latin meaning 'to wash') or "livendulo" (meaning 'livid or bluish'). They also valued it for treating ailments.
Lavender was referred to as Spikenard in the Bible. Mary used it on the infant Jesus and anointed Jesus after the crucifixion when she was preparing him for burial.
During the Renaissance, it was used to protect against infections during the Plaque.
In modern times Lavender was rediscovered by Rene Gatefosse, one of the founders of aromatherapy. He immediately plunged his arm into the oil after suffering a burn and noted the quick healing, lack of both infection and scarring.
|Properties/Actions||Analgesic, appeasing, balancing, calming, cephalic, antiseptic, cleansing, healing, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antirheumatic, purifying, relaxing, restorative, sedative, soothing, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic.|
|Common Uses||Lavender is considered the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes.
It is most often used for burns and healing of the skin, it tones and revitalises and it is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, insect bites, stings. Lavender also has cytophylactic properties which promote rapid healing and help to reduce scarring.
Has a calming effect on the nerves, in general relieving tension, depression, panic, and nervous exhaustion and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
Beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and whooping cough.
Helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence.
Relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis and muscular aches and pains.
Acts as an insect repellent.
|Blends well with||Bay, bergamot, chamomile, citronella, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lemon, mandarin, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, tangerine, thyme, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang, neroli, orange, nutmeg, cedarwood, rose.|
|Caution||Do not use during pregnancy, may cause drowsiness for those with low blood pressure. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark place. For external use only.|
Important Note: The information provided is intended for educational purposes only and is not considered complete or guaranteed to be accurate.
General Safety Information: Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences directly onto the skin. Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified Aromatherapist or medical practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, only use essential oils under the proper guidance of a qualified Aromatherapist or medical practitioner. Essential Oils are not intended to treat or cure serious medical conditions; there is no substitute for a consultation with a competent physician for any matters regarding your health, or anyone else. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. We recommend it is safer to consult a qualified Aromatherapist or medical practitioner before using essential oils with children. When using for the first time patch test on a small area of skin. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. The information provided is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.