Lavender essential oil-
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Countries of Origin: USA, Bulgaria, Italy, France,
Parts Used: Flowers and leaves
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Perfumery note: Middle
Aroma: Floral woody undertones, herbaceous, refreshing sweet.
Color: Colorless or pale yellow.
Note of Interest: Favorite perfume of Queen Henrietta Maria. Has wonderful skin properties. (Sellar). The Lavandula genus has over 30 species. The four main are angustifolia (true lavender), latfolia (spike lavender), intermedia (lavandin), stoechas (maritime lavender) (Battaglia) This is why the Latin name is SO important.
Properties: Contact an aromatherapist.
Energetics: Chakras-All seven chakras. TCM-Cooling. Lavender nourishes the Yin, activates the Qi, clears heat and calms the Shen. (Holmes) Lavender calms the Wood and Fire and has a strong affinity for the Water Element. (Battaglia)
Blends well with: Almost all other essential oils.
Modes of application: Baths, Topical, compress, ointments, salves, inhalation, diffuser.
Safety: No contraindications. Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
Disclaimer: This information is intended for education purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA. This information may not be complete or fully accurate. This information is not intended to cure, diagnose, prevent or treat disease. As with all essential oils, always dilute prior to using topically and please perform a skin patch test prior to using. Essential oils, if used internally, should be under the direction of a qualified practitioner in Aromatic Medicine. Always seek the advise of a qualified, trained aromatherapist. Don't ever hesitate to ask about the education of the Aromatherapist. Keep out of the reach of children.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) USA