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Absolute Aromas Essential Oil: Lavender (French) 10ml
Lavender is the most widely used and known essential oil in aromatherapy and beauty cosmetics. Also known as Clonal Lavender, this Lavender grows at low altitude in the Provence region of France. It has a lower ester content than High Altitude Lavender, giving it a slightly more pungent and earthy aroma. Lavender has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. The plant name is derived from the Latin 'Lavare' - to wash, probably from its use to cleanse wounds.
Country of Origin: France.
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.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Oil Appearance: Clear to pale yellow.
Chakra: Heart, Crown & Base.
Chinese Element: Fire (& Wood).
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.