The most versatile and useful oil, Lavender has an abundance of uses.
It relaxes and soothes the mind & body, and is number one for use in your first aid kit at home. It can be used neat on wounds & burns but care should still be taken.
Lavender blends very happily with many other oils. It can be used as an insect repellent, to scent linen and deter moths. A very soothing oil. For example, it neutralises insect bites and stings (bees, wasps and mosquitoes). It is also good in cases of nettlerash.
Lavender Oil can also be useful for dandruff when added to a base shampoo. When added to a Carrier Oil it can be used in massage to help with PMT or just as a lovely calming rub. Lavender can be used as a massage, in a vaporiser, in bath preparations and on a pillow.
It is anti-bacterial and has calming and sedative propertie.
Lavender Oil is often the first essential oil that is used to help recover from burns. It's properties include antiseptic, antibacterial, relaxing, calming, rejuvinating, soothing.
Extraction Description: Steam distillation of fresh flowering tops.
Scent Description: Sweet floral-herbaceous scent and balsamic undertone.
Properties: Antiseptic, antibacterial, relaxing, calming, rejuvinating, soothing.
Active Ingredients: Linalol, linalyl acetate, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, terpineol, limonene, carophyllene.
Inci Listing: Lavandula angustifolia Oil
Traditional European folk remedy used to comfort the stomach, as a cosmetic water, an insect repellent, to scent linen and as an all purpose soothing and comforting oil.
LAVENDER MAY BE APPLIED NEAT TO THE SKIN BUT ONLY IN VERY SMALL AMOUNTS - 1 OR 2 DROPS. IF IRRITATION OCCURS CEASE USE IMMEDIATELY. FOR MASSAGE WE RECOMMEND IT IS DILUTED TO 5% OR LESS IN A CARRIER OIL. KEEP OUT OF EYES. DO NOT SWALLOW.
'Lavender Oil is very useful for childbirth. It makes for a speedy delivery without increasing the severity of the contractions.' - an excerpt from 'Pregnancy Book ' by Jennie Supper.
'Of all the essential oils, that of Lavender is undoubtedly the most versatile, with a spread of properties ranging from analgesic, via antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericidal and decongestant, to hypotensive, insect repellent, sedative and vermifuge. The properties can, however, be best summed up as calming, soothing, and, above all, balancing. Perhaps the most important property of Lavender oil is its ability to restore unbalanced states - whether of mind or body - to that state of balance in which healing can take place'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Acne - A regular cleansing regime should be adopted . Steaming the affected area with Bergamot, Lavender and Tea Tree once a week will relieve congested skin. A compress of Lavender and Patchouli should be applied each evening. Lavender, Geranium and Tea Tree should be added to an oil-free, lanolin-free emollient base to protect and heal the skin'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy Simply For You by Marion Del Gaudio Mak.