Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender has a light, sweet floral scent. the variety from france (lavandula. angustifolium) has a softer, more complex scent than the one from bulgaria (lavandula vera), but shares many of the same properties.
Undeniably the most popular essential oil for all age groups, it is therapeutically superior for a wide variety of conditions and definitely the number one choice for first aid. lavender can be used for minor wounds like bruises, burns, cuts and scrapes, bug bites, and sunburn.
Supportive to healthy reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic, circulatory, muscular, and immune systems. lavender is great for skin care as its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties help soothe irritated and sensitive skin. of course, it is widely known as the best essential oil for relaxation as it helps calm stress and anxiety, eases headaches, and promotes restful sleep. lavender blends well with most oils, but especially cedarwood, clary sage, pine needle, geranium, vetiver, patchouli, citruses, and floral oils.
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- With a calming, physically and emotionally balancing fragrance, it has commonly been used for its relaxing effects on the body.
- Lavender has cosmetic, odourous, and medicinal uses, demonstrating soothing, sedative activities in each form, which can include oils, gels, lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and candle making.
- There are over 30 species of Lavender and hundreds of genotypes that are distinguished by their growth form and the chemical compositions of their essential oils.
- Lavender plant growing conditions such as the season, climate, moisture levels, cloud coverage, and soil quality contribute to the quality of the distilled essential oil.
- The highest quality essential oil is derived from steam distilling only the fresh Lavender flowers and no other part of the plant.
- It is best to avoid using Lavender essential oil when pregnant, while on medication that could induce drowsiness, or when undergoing anesthesia.