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BOTANICAL NAME Lavandula angustifolia

PARTS USED
Flowers

EXTRACTION METHOD
Steam distilled

NOTE CLASSIFICATION
Middle

AROMA & COLOR
Colorless with sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma

lavenderHISTORY
The name “lavender” is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, “to wash. Greeks and Romans perfumed their bathwater with lavender, burned lavender incense to appease their gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions. Ancient texts tell us that lavender essential oil has been used for medicinal and religious purposes for over 2,500 years.

Common Uses

  • Antioxidant Protection – Diffusing lavender oil has been found to protect cells from damage that can lead to cancer. It also helps your body produce three powerful antioxidants.
  • Calming – For inhalation use diffuser or rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms and inhale. Can also be rubbed on temples, wrists or feet for an immediate calming effect on the body.
  • Headache Relief – An effective natural treatment for headaches is combining 2 drops each of lavender oil with peppermint oil and rubbing on the back of your neck or temples. Combined with inhaled lavender oil for 15 minutes provides significant pain relief.
  • Improve Sleep – Diffusing lavender before and/or during sleep has been found to help you fall asleep, sleep longer and have a more restful sleep. A bath infused with lavender oil can also help to improve sleep and relax the body.
  • Heal Burns and Cuts – Due in part to its anti-microbial properties, lavender oil helps speed healing of burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds.
  • Bug Repellent – The smell of lavender essential oil is potent for many types of bugs like mosquitoes, midges and moths. Apply some of the oil on the exposed skin when outside to prevent irritating bites.

PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.