LAVENDER: (Flowers) Lavendula angustifolia
Lavender oil has a light fresh aroma, is clear in colour and is one of most gentle and versatile oils; soothing and wonderfully relaxing it blends well with most essential oils.
It strengthens the immune system and has good rejuvenating properties. An essential oil that should be in every home. It is with good reason why lavender oil is one of the most favoured Essential Oils, as it has wonderful qualities and also smells great.
Lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
It is also very beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and whooping cough and helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence.
Lavender oil relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago and muscular aches and pains, especially those associated with sport.
On the skin, Lavender oil tones and revitalizes it has a healing effect, while preventing scarring and balancing the skin It is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings and also acts as an insect repellent.
Lavender oil is one of the few essentials oils that can be used neat on the skin (in small amounts), and this is especially useful when treating a minor burn wound.
Lavender oil blends well with
Although essential oils blend well with one another, lavender oil blends particularly well with Cedarwood, Cedarwood Atlas, Clary Sage, Chamomile roman, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Nutmeg, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Tea Tree and Vetivert
The therapeutic properties of lavender oil are antiseptic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.
Therapeutic properties explained
Our Lavender Essential Oil originates from Bulgaria and is extracted from the flowering tops by steam distillation it yields 1.4 %-1.6 %.
The main chemical components of lavender oil are a-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate.
Although lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, you should discontinue use if you have any allergic reactions.