Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
Linalyl acetate: 32.38%,
Country of origin: France
Lavender (French) is a popular choice amongst both aromatherapists and massage therapists for its combination of therapeutic qualities and pleasant floral scent. Herbalist regards Lavender French as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes.
These lovely purple buds have been used from time immemorial to scent toilet waters and sachets, spice culinary blends and wines, tucked into nightcaps to repel lice, and as a remedial for burns and cuts. Its cytophylactic properties promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring.
The pale yellow oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of this little evergreen shrub, and has proved itself as the most common and well-rounded house-hold remedy for everything from cuts and burns, to stress reduction and sleeplessness. An anti-bacterial, it is a must-have for your First Aid kit.
Lavender’s perfectly balanced floral-herbaceous aroma provides an unmatched array of attributes – calming, relaxing, refreshing, toning and cleansing, making it the most popular oil in aromatherapy.
A major essential oil used by the perfumery industry since Roman times, it has been a star ingredient for at least 2,000 – possibly longer if it were the ingredient known as spikenard in the Bible.
Quick and easy recipes:
To relieve muscular aches, take a bath with 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil and 2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil.
To relieve painful swelling resulting from a sprain, use a cold compress with 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 2 drops Yarrow Essential Oil.
One old-fashioned remedy for sleeplessness is to rub a drop on the bottom of your big toe at bedtime!
As an antibacterial, it discourages air-borne illnesses and makes a delightful addition to cleaners for the sickroom and bathroom.
In a diffuser, it makes a natural air freshener.
This product is for external use only. Use well diluted. For topical application, a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or on medication, consult a health-care practitioner before using.
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