Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile oils used in aromatherapy.....and it deserves its reputation.
It has such a wide range of healing properties, it is suitable for use with babies, children and pets and is one of the few essential oils which is safe to use undiluted on skin.
It is very good for calming and balancing strong emotions such as panic, frusration, anger and nervous anxiety.
One of the reasons that I find myself reaching for Lavender time and time again is that it has the amazing ability to increase the effects of other oils with which it is blended....so I often include it in massage blends.
I also like to include Lavender in soaps, lotions and potions......well why not, with so many therapeutic benefits, and I love the aroma too.
Lavandula vera, Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula angustifolia (most commonly available)
Mediterranean countries, England, Bulgaria, Croatia, Russia
Common Method Of Extraction:
Distillation of flowers
Light, fresh, floral and herbaceous
Analgesic, antiseptic, antidepressant, antiviral, decongestant, hypotensive, sedative, tonic, insect repellant, cicatrisant, cytophalactic, deodorant
See the glossary for definitions!
Mind, Spirit and Body:
Suitable for all skin types. Lavender oil promotes growth of new cells and is very helpful in treating acne. Can also help relieve eczema and psoriasis.
Ideas for Uses:
If you would like to find out more about lavender and which varieties of essential oil to buy, then have a look at this page.