Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender Essential Oil Profile

Color: Clear to pale yellow

Viscosity: Thin

Method of extraction: Steam distilled

Plant part: Flowering tops

Countries: England, France, Bulgaria, Tasmania, USA

Scent: Floral, fresh, sweet, herbal

Odor intensity: Medium

Blending Note: Top, middle

Fragrance Family: Floral

Blends well with: Citrus oils, clary sage, geranium, rose, bergamot, patchouli, rosemary, cedarwood, clove, pine

Chemical family: Esters, monoterpenols

Properties:

Antidepressant, balancing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, calming, relaxing, sedative, analgesic, antispasmodic, tonic, decongestant, restorative, diuretic, emmenagogue, insecticide

Physical Uses:

Insomnia, headaches, migraine, nausea, rheumatism, balancing, colds, flu, sinusitis, menstrual regularity, premenstrual syndrome, muscular aches, sore throat, pain, asthma, bronchitis, flatulence

Emotional Uses:

Depression, calming, stress, anxiety, balancing, can be stimulating, tension

Skin and Hair Care:

Insect bites, burns, acne, eczema, cell regenerating, balancing, head lice, sunburn, minimize scars, wound healing, dermatitis, stretch marks, bruises, skin infections, wrinkles, all skin types, all hair types, boils, ringworm

Safety: Generally considered safe. Some sources recommend not using in the first trimester.

Recommended age: 6 months and older

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