Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil – high altitude benefits
High Altitude Lavender is the most relaxing of all the Lavender essential oils. Lavender l is well known as a calming oil, a mild sedative, gentle but effective support to fight insomnia, anxiety, fear, and it is an invaluable skin healer and disinfectant. It can be used for its pain calming properties for muscles, the digestive system, and the endocrine system.
It's the finest option of Lavender essential oil to be diffused for relaxation, stress relief and better sleep.
Lavender is the most popular, versatile, and effective Essential oil. Originally from continental Europe, it is now largely cultivated in many countries, from Siberia to New Zealand. The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash” as Lavender was considered by the Romans a great general fighter to many ailments and was largely used in the ‘bathhouses’ (thermae). Lavender True (Lavandula angustifolia) is the most popular variety of lavenders; Lavender Spike (Lavandula Spica) and Lavandin (Lavandula intermedia, a hybrid produced from angustifolia and spica) are also important essential oils, but with different chemistry.
Lavender high altitude or Alpine Lavender grows at around 1500 meters above sea-level; it has exceptionally high levels of therapeutic Linalyl acetate that makes it an invaluable oil use to improve relaxation, sleep, and wellbeing.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia – high altitude
Origin: France, Bulgaria
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the flowering tops
Color: Pale yellow
Aroma: sweet, floral, herbaceous
Blends well with: pretty much all other essential oils, particularly Rose, Rosemary, Geranium, Marjoram, Sandalwood, Clary sage, Sweet Orange, Neroli, Chamomiles, Thyme
Therapeutic properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary.
HOW TO USE
To calm nerves, relax and promote good sleep burn 2-5 drops every 5 hours.
Dilute 2-5 drops max every 5 ml of a carrier for a relaxing, calm, and sleep-inducing massage.
For a relaxing bath add 3-5 drops in warm water (best if in synergy with other oils) or as a hot compress for muscle pain and nerve tension.
For skin rashes, sunburn, eczema (blend with Chamomile), itching (blend with Peppermint) a blend with aloe vera gel, or plain cream (1% dilution).
Lavender true can be applied neat (=undiluted) max 1-2 drops to disinfect burns, cuts, and insect bites. Do not apply undiluted Lavender to children.