Lavender Essential Oil, Pure and Natural

Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia


General description of Lavender:
An evergreen bushy and woody shrub, up to 1 metre tall, with silver, grey or pale green, narrow, linear leaves and flowers on blunt spikes of a beautiful purple and/or violet-blue colour. The whole plant is highly aromatic.

Extraction process of Lavender Essential Oil:
Essential oil by steam distillation from the fresh flowering tops. An absolute and concrete are also produced by solvent extraction in smaller quantities.

Description of Lavender Essential Oil:
The oil is a colourless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, floral-herbaceous scent and balsamic-woody undertone; it has a more fragrant floral scent compared to spike lavender. It blends well with most other essential oils, especially citrus, florals and herbs. The absolute is a dark green viscous liquid with a very sweet herbaceous, somewhat floral odour.

Main therapeutic properties of Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender has a well -established tradition as folk remedy and its scent is still familiar to almost everyone. It is an analgesic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti-viral, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, and tonic.

Uses of Lavender Essential Oil:
Regulates the central nervous system. Generally regarded as the most versatile essence therapeutically. Used in pharmaceutical antiseptic, ointments and as a fragrance. Extensively employed in all types of soaps, lotions, detergents, cosmetics, perfumes, etc. especially toilet waters and colognes. Employed as a flavouring agent in most categories of food as well as alcoholic and soft drinks.

Effects of Lavender Essential Oil:
It is used to great effect in massage and bath oils for muscular aches and pains. A few drops in the bath or a drop or two on the pillow help to combat insomnia. Lavender is also valuable in treating colds and flu. Not only does it counteract the viruses causing the infection, but also it relieves many of the symptoms. In these cases, lavender is best used in steam inhalations. A cold compress of lavender or a couple of drops rubbed into the temples relieves headaches. Lavender repels insects and removes the stinging. Lavender also helps minor burns with incredible and speedy effectiveness. It is also good used in an antiseptic wash to help heal minor cuts and burns. Its calming relaxing effects can be used to facilitate meditation. Lavender's balancing qualities can restore harmony to the aura and help to balance the chakras.

Safety warnings for Lavender Essential Oil:
Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Pregnant and lactating women and people using prescription drugs should consult their physician before using any of our oils. For external use only. Essential oils are not to be taken internally or ingested. If you are pregnant or have special medical conditions, please consult a doctor before use.

Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, by Gabriel Mojay (Healing Arts Press, 1997)
The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils, by Julia Lawless (Elements Books Ltd, 1992)
The Aromatherapy Bible, by Gill Farrer-Halls (Godsfield Press, 2005)
Illustrated elements of Essential oils by Julia Lawless (Elements Books Ltd, 2002)
The Aromatherapy and Massage book by Christine Wildwood.(Published by Thersons 1994)

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Lavender Essential oil, Pure and Natural

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Product code: EO Lavender
Lavender essential oil, with its sweet, floral scent can be used directly without dilution, unlike many other essential oils. This property makes it not only a delightful, calming fragrance, but also perfect for skin treatment.
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