ABOUT LAVENDER ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL
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Lavandula angustifolia, better known as Lavender, is a perennial evergreen plant that has produced the most used essential oil in the world for over 2,500 years. Thriving in oceanic climates with dry, rocky, sandy terrain, Lavender can be found in the Mediterranean region, Europe, Africa, the Canary Islands, the Middle East and India.
The name Lavender is believed to be derived from the Latin word “lavare,” meaning “to wash,” as it was often used in baths and laundry for its fragrant properties. With a calming, physically and emotionally balancing fragrance, it has commonly been used for its relaxing effects on the body. According to ancient texts, its purposes range from medicinal to religious, having been used to clean cuts and to soothe bruises and skin irritations, as well as to scent the air for spiritual practices. Other historical uses for this oil included mummification and perfumery for the Egyptians, while for the Romans it was used in baths and in cooking.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Main Constituents: Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Camphor
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Aromatic Note: A top note that is camphoraceous while floral and herbaceous. Quite lovely!
Blends Well With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang-ylang, as well as woody oils.
Historical Uses: Used medicinally, Lavender essential oil has been found to eliminate harmful bacteria, relieve muscle spasms, relieve flatulence, disinfect and soothe inflamed skin, especially when resulting from a venomous, itchy bug bite, promote speedy healing of irritated and scarred skin, and to relieve muscle tension when used in a massage.
When used in aromatherapy, Lavender is said to reduce stress by relaxing the brain waves, which may also reduce cortisol levels that contribute to the stress hormone. As cortisol leads to lower immunity, Lavender would accordingly support the immune system by helping relieve feelings of stress that can weaken health. Lavender is believed to help balance hormones, to reduce feelings of nervous tension and may reduce feelings of depression for some individuals. Due to its calming and relaxing properties, it can work as an amazing sleep aid as well.
How to Use: Add 3-6 drops in a diffuser, a couple of drops to your diffuser blend, or a drop or two with a carrier oil in the bath or a massage blend. Always dilute with a carrier oil prior to using on the skin. If pregnant, lactating or taking medication consult a physician prior to use. Avoid eyes, mucus membranes and sensitive skin.
Around the House: Freshen laundry by adding a drop or two to the washer. Add a drop or two to the inside cardboard of your toilet paper roll to release a fresh scent with every use! Add a drop to a spray bottle of water to freshen just about anything!