Pure Therapeutic Lavandin essential oil
Botanical name : Lavandula hybrida var. grosso or Lavandula x intermedia
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation / flowering tops
Aroma : Sweet, floral, herbaceous, with woody balsamic undertone
Note : Middle Odor Intensity : 6
Key constituents : Linalool, linalyl acetate, camphor, 1,8 cineol, terpeninol 4 Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request
Shelf Life: 3 years or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
Plant description : Botanical family : Laminaceae Lavandin is a hybrid of Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia. It is a perennial plant producing soft green leaves and blue/purple flowers. Lavandin is a hardy plant and is now grown in many areas around the globe.
Regions of Production : France
Growing Practices : Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Properties : Analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anxiolytic, expectorant (Althea Press, 2015) Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Beneficial in the treatment of joint and muscle pain and stiffness. Reduces pain and promotes healing of inflammatory skin conditions (dermatitis) and insect bites. Useful for management of flu, colds and cough. In shower or bath, is balancing and cleansing. Used extensively in perfume making. (Althea Press, 2015, Schnaubelt, 2011)
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, bath, skin care Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler
Fragrant influences: Relaxing, reduces anxiety, promotes restful sleep.
Safety : Nontoxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing.
Blends well with : Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
History / Fun Facts : A 2009 double blind study published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing found that preoperatively administered Lavandin essential oil (inhalation) significantly reduced patients' anxiety. For many of the subjects, this positive impact eliminated the need for anxiety reducing medications which could have had a negative impact on recovery.
Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015. Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia.
International Fragrance Research Association, http://www.ifraorg.org/en-us/standards (January 5, 2016).
Schnaubelt, Kurt, The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy, 2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.
United States Food and Drug Administration, HHS, 182.1 Substances That Are Generally Recognized as Safe, 182.20 Essential oils, Oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates), http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/CFR-2012-title21-vol3-sec182 (January 28, 2016).
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Precautions : Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.