We carry several Lavenders, and while we love all of them, this is by far our favorite. The aroma is velvety smooth with a sweetness that's herbaceous, soft and incredibly rich.
This lavender essential oil is high in Linalyl Acetate, which gives it outstanding calming and antispasmodic properties. We think it's absolutely worth the extra expense, especially if you're looking for an oil to help with relaxation.
Learn about Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is now cultivated all over the world, including France, Russia, Bulgaria, the Himalayas and Croatia. Lavender is the most popular and widely used essential oil and for good reason: not only is it remarkably gentle and effective, but it has an almost universally beloved aroma - floral, soft, and herbaceous. This is one of the essential oils that everyone should have on hand.
History of Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender oil has a long history of use; the name coming from the latin word 'lavere', which means 'to wash', because the Romans added Lavender to their bath water. It is the essential oil made famous by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who treated a bad burn with lavender oil. He was intrigued that the burn healed without the usual blistering or scarring, and became interested in the healing power of essential oils. His studies led to the publication of the book Aromatherapie, and also popularized the term "Aromatherapy" for the study of essential oils.
So, what makes Lavender essential oil so useful? For starters, here are just a few of its properties: Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antivenomus, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic.
Common Uses for Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender essential oil is used to help relieve headaches, PMS, cramps and muscular aches and pains. It can help relieve sinus and nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. Probably most well known for its ability to reduce stress and promote restful slumbere, Lavender oil is the number one choice for many when they need calming, grounding and rest. In fact, aromatherapy researchers found, when testing several different oils, that lavender oil was the most effective at relaxing brainwaves and decreasing stress.
Lavender Essential Oil is also extremely useful in the treatment of burns, including sunburn, insect bites, and inflammatory skin conditions. Many use it to ward off insects, and as an ingredient in cleaning and getting rid of odors in their home. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied neat (for instance, in case of a minor burn), although care still needs to be taken.