Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis)

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis)

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Quick Facts
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

Summary of Benefits and Caution

Physical Uses and Benefits
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 and Benefits
Emotional Uses:
Depression, calming, stress, anxiety, balancing, can be stimulating, tension
Skin and hair
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
Safety: Generally considered safe. Some sources recommend not using in the first trimester.
Recommended age: 6 months and older
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