Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil, Lavendula officinalis, a member of the aromatic mint family, has been used for thousands of years. The earliest recorded use dates back to ancient Egypt where it was used in the mummification process and its uses ranged from medicinal to religious. Romans added Lavender to their bath water and its name comes from the Latin word “lavare" meaning “to wash.”
Extracted from flowering tops of the plant, Lavender is probably the most versatile of all essential oils. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties. Since bacteria and fungus on the skin often result in inflammation, lavender oil can help ease and promote the healing of irritated skin conditions.
Lavender soothes and tones the skin and is useful for acne, oily skin, burns, sunburn, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, and insect bites.
In hair care, lavender helps balance oily or dry hair and scalp, soothes irritated scalp, and stimulates the hair follicles to help foster hair growth. Lavender is often paired with rosemary in hair care formulas. Their synergistic properties are great for hair care.
Aromatherapy Properties: Lavender, associated with feelings of contentment, helps improve mood and relieve tension with its soothing, calming, and harmonizing effect on the nerves. It can be helpful for headaches, migraines, nausea, and insomnia. Its floral and woody fragrance is great for stress relief, general relaxation, and possibly even mild pain relief. Lavender can deodorize stale air and helps promote relaxed breathing.
Due to its calming and sedative properties, the scent of lavender helps create a serene and relaxing atmosphere that promotes a restful night’s sleep, so end your day with a Lavender scented bath or shower. Many aromatherapists suggest a spritz of Lavender on bed linens or a dab of lavender essential oil (in a carrier oil) on the wrist or the bottoms of your feet for a soothing sleep.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.
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