During Medieval times, people were divided on the properties of Lavender. Some claimed that it kept the wearer chaste, while other believed the opposite, touting its aphrodisiac qualities. The list of uses of Lavender Oil is long. Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities.
Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Aromatic Description: Powdery, floral, light
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flower
Main Constituents: Linalool, linalyl acetate
Shelf Life : 3 to 4 years
Blending : Lavender oil blends well with cedar wood, clary sage, geranium, pine, nutmeg and all the citrus oils.
Massage : Lavender oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath, for allergies, arthritis, fatigue, hay headaches, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, stress and just for the plain pleasure of relaxing in such a fragrant surrounding. It also helps the skin heal faster with less scarring.
Diffusion : In burners and vaporisers, lavender oil can be useful for allergies, dizziness, sleeplessness (also in children), hay fever, headaches, irritability, nervous tension and as an insect repellent. Lavender oil can be used as a wash or on a cotton bud for acne, insect bites, carbuncles, dandruff and lice. On a cold compress, lavender oil can be used to help with eczema and sores
Safety : DO NOT ingest the oil. Possible skin sensitivity. Always do a patch test on a small area of skin. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. I massage applications, blend with good quality coconut oil or other good quality carrier oils at a ratio of 3 to 5 drops essential oil to 1 tablespoon carrier oil. Keep in a dry cool place away from direct sunlight.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.