Lavender Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Method of Cultivation: Kosher
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering tops
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous
Largest Producing Countries: Bulgaria, France, and Ukraine
Traditional Use: Lavender oil is known for its skin healing properties and its use as a sedative. The herb has been used for strewing, and the flowers are used as an aromatic.
Therapeutic Properties and common uses: Acne analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hair loss, herpes, hyperactivity, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant and stomachic.
Blends Classification: Enhancer, Modifier and Equalizer.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver
Of Interest: The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash”. Known as one of the seven polyvalents (effective against many toxins), which are applicable to many ailments. Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender, burned lavender incense to appease their wrathful gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions and tigers.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
Products Used In: Tangerine Facial Cleanser, Evening Primrose & Green Tea Facial Cream, Aloe & Coconut Oil Deodorant, Kukui Nut Oil & Amla Herbal Cleansing Conditioner, Herbal Dry Skin Cream, Neroli Balm, Relax & Release Bath Tea, Liquid Castile Soap, Sea Salt Scrub, Shea-Olive Body Wash, Hair & Body Shea Oil Spray, Whipped Shea Butter.