Botanical name: Lavendula angustifolia / Lavendula officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae / Labiatae
Origin: Cultivated mainly in France, Spain, England and Tasmania
Characteristics: Fresh, powerful, herbal, floral and sweet aroma. It is water white to pale yellow in colour and watery in viscosity.
Blends well with: Bergamot, German & Roman Chamomile, Citronella, Clary sage, Geranium, Jasmine, lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang-Ylang
- Lavender is helpful in the treatment of all types of pain such as headache, migraine, muscular pain, rheumatism, menstruation pain.
- It’s antiseptic properties make it ideal to use for treating coughs, cold, catarrh, asthma, sinus, flu as well as the treatment of wounds, ulcers, cystitis and catarrhal discharges
- Lavender has both a sedative and a tonic action on the heart. It will help lower bold pressure and ease nervous tension and palpitations.
- Lavender has great nerving sedative properties. It is useful for treating a variety of nervous and psychological disorders including depression, insomnia, nervous tension, hysteria.
- Lavender super excellent useful to alleviate stress. It helps by producing inner acceptance of a painful situation, easing fear and creating the strength that allows you to keep calm and carry on.
- Lavender oil is outstanding associated with burns and healing of the skin. It is used in general skin care for all types of skin.
- Avoid in early stages of pregnancy
- May have dull drowsy effect when treating client with low blood pressure
- Although lavender is considered one of the safest essential oil but it may have allergic reactions in some individuals