LAVENDER Pure Essential Oil 8ml
Origin source of In Essence Lavender
Characteristics: up to1m perennial
Aroma: floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous
Extraction Method: Steam-distilled
Native to the Mediterranean, French Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is less hardy than its English counterpart and grows at a high altitude which typically produces the greatest amount of esters responsible for its calming and sedating properties. The flowering tops are then trimmed from the main plant and collected in a still, then steamed to extract an oil that is almost colourless.
Lavender has historically been a huge part of French life. In Medieval and Renaissance France, women who took in washing for hire were known as “lavenders” and Lavender has been traditionally used to scent drawers, perfume the air, ward off infection.
Traditionally used in aromatherapy to assist in the temporary relief of:
- Tired muscles
- Colds and coughs
- Skin conditions such as eczema & mild acne
- Minor burns
Is Lavender safe to use for infants?
Yes, 1 drop of Lavender may be vaporised or added to the bath after 3 months
Is Lavender safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes, 3 drops of Lavender may be vaporised or added to a weekly bath after the first trimester
Is Lavender safe to use on my skin?
Yes, Lavender may be massaged onto the skin once diluted in carrier oil. To create a massage blend, add 6 drops of Lavender into 12ml of massage base oil.