Description: Aromatherapist Monika Haas says, "There is practically no health condition for which lavender would not provide some relief" ( Quick Reference Guide for 114 Important Essential Oils . p. 62.). For example, employees at GEO have used Lavender to ease the pain of stinging nettle (applied direct to the site), relax prior to going to sleep (rubbed on feet), and as an ingredient in various skin therapies. Note that this particular lavender was sourced from a producer/distiller in Bulgaria. They have been in business nearly 100 years now, and you can tell by the quality of their product!
Cultivation: Certified USDA organic
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
Fragrance: Sweet, floral, sugar or marzipan-like
Part of Plant: Flowers
Extraction process: Steam distillation
Suggested Use: Use in a diffuser or dilute in a vegetable or massage oil. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., says, "In a 48 hour occlusive patch test on 50 Italian volunteers, undiluted lavender oil produced no adverse reactions. Similarly tested at 1%, it produced no reactions in 273 eczema patients (Meneghini et al 1971). Tested at 10% on 25 volunteers it was neither irritating nor sensitizing" (Opdyke 1976 p. 451) (p 327).
Application: Julie Lawless says that traditionally, lavender was used to "comfort the stomach but above all as a cosmetic water, an insect repellent, to scent linen, and as a reviving yet soothing oil" ( The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils . p. 162. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (C) (1995) (Lawless, Julia)).
Caution: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
Blends well with: Practically every oil
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