Lavender Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Effect on skin: Lavender has healing, soothing, antiseptic and analgesic properties to treat minor burns/sunburns and wounds, itchy bites and aggravated skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis and acne. Promotes the growth of new cells and exerts a balancing action on sebum.
For general skin care Lavender is good for all skin types.
Effect on body: Helps calm palpitations; relieves insomnia, headaches and stress. Can help ease digestive, menstrual or muscular spasms. Quick-acting for headaches when rubbed onto the temples or used in a compress, and wonderful to ease muscles and joints when added to a warm bath or body oil. It is also helpful as an inhalation for respiratory congestion and tightness.
Effect on mind: Lavender calms nervous tension and acts as a gentle sedative to aid sleep and ease agitation and irritability. Perfect for stress and tension headaches. Appears to cleanse and calm the emotions, relieving anger or exhaustion. Its balancing effect on central nervous system may be valuable in depressive states
- For external use only
- Do not apply to skin undiluted.
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use.
- May cause drowsiness for those with low blood pressure.
Blends well with: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Ylang-Ylang.