Description: Spanish Lavender Essential Oil in our opinion is a good contender to the one from France and Bulgaria, this batch is a bit sweeter and is less in camphor than what you typically get from Spain and quite pleasing. Lavender Essential Oil ranks among the most popular and versatile essential oils. From ancient history to today, lavender has had much of the same uses. The Romans used it in their soaps; the Egyptians in their perfumes; and the French, during the Renaissance era, used it to wash their clothing. Today, lavender is one of the most recognizable scents and is often used in flower bouquets to provide a mild but satisfying floral aroma. A middle note in perfumery, lavender is known to have sedative properties and reduce stress and anxiety. Lavender essential oil is among the safest of essential oils, when diluted properly; it can be used to treat minor cuts and scrapes on children. You can be assured when buying from us, you’ll only receive natural oil. A colorless or yellow liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of lavender flowers.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Odor and Appearance: A colorless or yellow liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of lavender flowers.
Country of origin: Spain
Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate and Linalool
Common Uses: Lavender essential oil has a wide range of common uses due to its versatile and therapeutic properties. Some of the most common uses include:
- Aromatherapy: Lavender oil is a popular choice in aromatherapy due to its calming and soothing scent. It is used to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation and better sleep.
- Skincare: Lavender oil is added to various skincare products such as lotions, creams, and soaps for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It can help soothe and heal minor burns, cuts, insect bites, and irritated skin conditions like eczema and acne.
- Sleep Aid: Many people use lavender oil to improve sleep quality. It can be diffused in the bedroom or added to a warm bath before bedtime to promote a sense of calm and aid in falling asleep.
- Pain Relief: Lavender oil can be used topically to alleviate headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain. Massaging diluted lavender oil onto sore muscles can provide relief.
- Haircare: Lavender oil is sometimes used in hair products like shampoos and conditioners to promote hair growth, reduce dandruff, and improve the overall health and shine of the hair.
- Insect Repellent: Lavender oil has natural insect-repelling properties and can be used to deter mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. It can be applied to the skin or added to homemade insect repellent sprays.
- Stress Reduction: The aroma of lavender oil is known to reduce stress and anxiety. It can be inhaled directly from the bottle or used in a personal inhaler for on-the-go stress relief.
- Household Cleaning: Lavender oil’s antimicrobial properties make it a useful addition to homemade cleaning solutions. It can be used to clean and freshen various surfaces in the home.
- Scented Products: Lavender oil is often used to fragrance products like candles, potpourri, sachets, and room sprays to create a calming and pleasant atmosphere.
- Cooking: In culinary applications, culinary-grade lavender (specifically Lavandula angustifolia) is used sparingly to add a floral and slightly sweet flavor to dishes and beverages, such as lavender-infused honey or desserts.
Note: Middle note.
Blends well with: Most/all essential oils.
Contraindications: Keep lavender essential oil away from eyes, inner ears and all mucous membranes. Those with sensitive skin may be at risk for irritation. Do not apply undiluted to skin until you know how you react. Heed dilution ratios until you can confirm your tolerance. If you are pregnant, or suspect that you might be, consult a physician before starting a course of aromatherapy. Young boys should avoid lavender oil, as it can possibly cause disruption to a boy’s normal hormonal balance. Discontinue use for at least two weeks prior to having surgery, as lavender is known to slow the CNS in combination with other drugs or anesthesia. Certain sedatives interact adversely with lavender, such as chloral hydrate, barbiturates and benzodiazepines. If you use any of these classes of drugs, avoid using lavender essential oil while you are taking them.
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