Pure, Therapeutic Organic Lavender essential oil - “True lavender”
Botanical name : Lavandula angustifolia (Lavandula officinalis)
Extraction method / Source : Steam distillation of the flowers
Key constituents: Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Cis-beta-Ocimene, Terpinene-4-ol, Trans-beta-Ocimene
Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous with woody undertones
Note classification: Middle Odor Intensity : 4
Plant description : Botanical family : Laminaceae or Labiatae (mint) Lavender is an evergreen plant native to the areas around the Mediterranean Sea and is now grown in many areas around the globe. It grows to 3 feet high and produces fragrant blue/purple flowers and soft green leaves.
Regions of Production : USA, France, Bulgaria
Growing Practices : Organically grown. Plants are tested for purity after harvest.
Properties : analgesic, anticonvulsant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicide, hypotensive, nervine, restorative, sedative, sudorific, vulnerary (Battaglia, 2003). Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits : Most commonly used for relaxation and skin healing. Also beneficial in the management of respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, muscle and joint pain, insomnia, nervous tension, menstrual imbalances, PMS, skin conditions (stretch marks, scarring, psoriasis, eczema, cellulite, acne), insect bites, burns, sunburn, hair loss, digestive complaints. A popular essential oil used in natural perfume making.
Modes of Administration : Topical : massage, compress, skin care - Lavender is one of the few essential oils which can safely be used neat (full strength). Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, aromatherapy inhaler.
Fragrant influences: Improves concentration and mental clarity, calming, balancing (both physically and emotionally). Lavender essential oil is calming in small amounts and will stimulate the nervous system in higher concentrations.
Safety : Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing (Battaglia, 2003). Lavender essential oil is one of the few essential oils which can safely be used full strength (neat) on the skin. Avoid if you have an estrogen-dependent cancer. May be deeply relaxing : avoid prior to activities that require concentration.
Blends well with : Anise, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Camphor, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oakmoss, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver
History / Fun Facts : The name Lavender is derived from the Latin word lavare, meaning "to wash", referring to its amazing antimicrobial properties. The ancient Greeks and Romans perfumed their bath waters with lavender and burned lavender flowers to please their gods. Today, Lavender essential oil is regarded as one of the most useful and versatile therapeutic oils and is known as one of the seven polyvalents ( useful against many toxins). Lavender is used in some zoos to soothe the lions and tigers. There are 28 different species of lavender, also spelled lavendar.
TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. Current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.
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Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.
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.