Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in aromatherapy, particularly for its relaxing and antiseptic properties. The plant name is derived from the latin 'Lavare' - to wash, probably from its use to cleanse wounds.
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Lavender has a fresh, floral, light sweet aroma. Also known as Clonal Lavender, this Lavender grows at low altitude of around 600 to 1,000 metres in the Provence region of France. There are various different clonals and this one is a Maillette. It has a lower ester content than High Altitude Lavender, giving it a slightly more pungent and earthy aroma. Lavender is a gentle oil and is the most versatile in aromatherapy.
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.
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).