Essential Oils A-Z

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Cost: €6.95
Product Code: LV10
Benefits

Skin ďż˝ effective for use on all skin types and conditions ďż˝ balances sebum in oily skin, promotes cell growth and rapid healing for scars and stretch marks, antiseptic for insect bites and stings, excellent used neat on burns an sunburn, good for healing dermatitis and psoriasis. Skeletal ďż˝ eases rheumatism. Muscular ďż˝ soothes and relieves aches, pains and sprains. Circulatory ďż˝ lowers high blood pressure and other stress related conditions such as palpations. Nervous ďż˝ balances emotions, lifts depression, relieves stress, insomnia and anxiety and relieves headaches, migraine, tension and shock. Respiratory ďż˝ relaxes breathing, eases bronchitis and laryngitis; antiviral effect on flu and colds.

Origins

A beautiful purple flowered fragrant plant grown mainly in Mediterranean countries, especially France. Also grown in England. It is truly a beautiful sight in France to see rows and rows of the purple plant. The oil is extracted by steam distillation

Blends

A blend for respiratory problems 2 drops of Lavender 1 drop of Rosemary 1 drop of Basil 1 drop of Peppermint Blend in an emulsifier and add to a steam bath

Tradition

Often referred to as a First Aid kit in one oil, Lavender is one of the few oils with antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties. It has been highly valued down through history and during the Great Plague judges were said to carry lavender bags and sprigs of lavender and it was reported that they never contracted the disease. An excellent treatment for burns and this was actually what started aromatherapy in the first place.

Safety

May cause skin irritation in a small number of people with very sensitive skin

Product Code: LV10

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