Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Low content of Linalool makes this oil very effective and safe, especially for skin applications. Lavender is well known as calming oil, a mild sedative, gentle but effective support to fight insomnia, anxiety, and it is an invaluable skin healer and disinfectant. It is a general antispasmodic so it can be used for its pain calming properties for muscles, digestive system, and endocrine system.
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.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation from the flowering tops
Origin: France, Italy, Bulgaria, UK, New Zealand, Australia
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.
AZUR is blended with organic Lavender essential oil
KORU is blended with organic Lavender essential oil
HOW TO USE
To relax, promote sleep burn or diffuse 3-6 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.