Lavender, E. Europe Essential Oil is a calming oil with a wonderful herbaceous, floral aroma.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia, L. officinalis, L. vera
Aroma: Herbaceous, floral
Perfume Note: Middle to top
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source: Flowering tops
Main Chemical Components: Linalol, linalyl acetate, beta-caryophyllene
Blends Well With: bergamot, chamomile (roman and german), lemon, geranium, clove, clary sage, palmarosa, rosemary, eucalyptus, patchouli, clary sage, rose, jasmine, ravensara, lemongrass, and mandarin essential oils
Description and Uses:
Our Eastern European Lavender essential oil is a lovely lavender oil, and one of our most popular. Lavender oil is a tremendously versatile essential oil. It is relaxing and refreshing, uplifts the spirits, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain. No home should be without it.
Lavender balances your body and mind, calming or uplifting according to your body's needs. It is also excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head. Add a drop to the pillow/sheet for a peaceful sleep.
Learn More About Lavender:
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.
History of Lavender:
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, which also popularized the term "Aromatherapy"!
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.
Lavender essential oil can help relieve headaches, PMS, cramps and muscular aches and pains. It can help relieve sinus and nasal stuffiness and relieve chest congestion. Probably most well known for its ability to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and insomnia, Lavender oil is the number one choice for many when they need calming, grounding and rest. In fact, researchers found that, when compared with several different oils, lavender oil was the most effective for relaxation and decreasing stress.
Lavender Essential Oil is also extremely useful in the treatment of burns, including sunburn, insect bites, and inflammatory skin conditions. It is also useful for warding off insects, cleaning and ridding one's home of oders. 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.
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