Latin Name : Lavandula Angustifolia. Part of Plant Used : Flowering Tips. Origin: France. Extraction Method : Steam Distillation.
The immediate attraction and use of lavender essential oilis in the perfume industry is for its fresh, sweet and slightly fruity floral smell.
Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and great number of benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities, continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes.
This essential oil, like most others, is usually used mixed with a base/carrier oils like Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Avocado and others for aromatherapy treatments, unless it’s for your bath, when you can simply add a few drops in your bath water.
Add a 2 or 3 drops to your bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Applied topically, Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or to the bottoms of your feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Note: It is advisable to always consult an authorised practitioner when using essential oil as a health remedy or for aromatherapy.
Origin: France. Materials/Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia. Check out my blog for more essential oils info!