- Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae).
- Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the freshly cut flowering tops.
- Main Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antispasmodic, Calmative.
- Oil Appearance: Clear to pale yellow.
- Fragrance Profile: Lavender Essential Oil smells floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous.
- Perfumery Note: Top - Middle
- Did you know: The plant name is derived the Latin word 'Lavare' - to wash, probably from its use to cleanse wounds.
- Chakra: Heart, Crown & Base.
- Chinese Element: Fire (& Wood).
Therapeutic Grade. From France.
Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in aromatherapy, particularly for its relaxing and antiseptic properties. It is a calming and stabilising oil and is good for many ailments such as headaches, muscular aches and pains, skin conditions, PMS and irritability.
It has a 44% Linalyl Acetate content indicating a superior quality oil. Its overall Ester content is 50-52%, which gives this exceptionally fine oil its gentle, rounded aroma.
Lavender Oil (High Altitude)
Lavender is best known for its relaxing properties; try placing two drops on a handkerchief by your pillow at bedtime.
As Lavender blends very well with many other oils, try the following blend: 3 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Mandarin and 1 drop of Geranium in a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, add to a warm bath for a long, relaxing soak.