To start our new essential oils series I thought we would start with one of the most popular and well known oils of all – Lavender.
Lavender has a beautiful, fresh, distinctive floral aroma that’s soothing and refreshing. It is one of the most versatile essential oils and has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of conditions. It is most commonly used for its exceptional skin healing properties, calming effect on the nervous system and its ability to offer respiratory relief.
Most Common Uses
Skin conditions: Acne, eczema, irritations, rashes, dermatitis, wounds, stings, insect bites, sunburn, burns, infection, boils.
Action: Assists the healing process by stimulating skin cell regeneration and promoting the formation of new, healthy skin.
Nervous System: Headaches, nervous tension, insomnia, anxiety, fear, irritability.
Action: Soothes, balances and calms the central nervous system (CNS). Has a sedative and anti-depressant effect helping with stronger emotions, like nervous anxiety, panic, fear, irritability and frustration.
Respiratory System: Asthma, colds, sore throats, bronchial congestion, flu.
Action: Acts as an anti-spasmodic, relaxing breathing to give respiratory relief.
|LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL - Lavandula angustifolia|
|Extraction Method:||Steam distillation|
|Main Chemical Constituents:||Linalyl acetate, linalool|
|Aroma:||Sweet, floral, herbaceous,|
|Odour Intensity:||Middle to high|
|Blends Well With:||Bergamot, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver.|
|Properties:||Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, cicatrisant, sedative, soothing, tonic, calming and relaxing.|
|Precautions:||Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising|
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