The Oil of Communication & Calm
Steamed distilled from the flowering tops of lavender plants, the aroma of lavender oil has been enjoyed and used to help soothe and relax for thousands of years.
Lavender is grown natively in many areas throughout the Mediterranean region of Europe, including France, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria.
Floral, sweet, herbaceous, balsamic, woody undertones.
Body Systems Affected:
Cardiovascular system, emotional balance, nervous system, skin.
Anxiety: Add 3-5 drops of lavender to an ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser when feeling anxious.
Burns: For minor burns gently apply
1 – 2 drops of lavender oil, and cover with the cloth soaked in cool water. Seek medical attention for serious burns.
Calming: Combine 5 drops of Ylang ylang, 6 drops of lavender and 2 drops of Roman Chamomile with a quarter cup of water in a small spray bottle. Mist into the air to help calm children.
Skin wounds: Apply 1 drop of Helichrysum to help stop bleeding. Add 1 drop each Lavender, Melaleuca and Basil to a bowl of warm water.
Use to wash the wound.
Sleep: Add 5 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Roman chamomile to 2 tablespoons of water in a small spray bottle. Spray on kids pillows, and sheets at bedtime.
Stress: Add 10 drops of Lavender to 1 cup of Epsom salts. Dissolve half a cup of the salt in the warm bathwater for relaxing bath.
Steam distillation from the flowering top.
Common primary uses:
Abuse (healing from), agitation (calms), allergies, anxiety, appetite loss, arrhythmia, athersclerosis, bite/stings, blisters, boils, breasts (soothes), burns, calming, cancer, chickenpox, clubfoot, concentration, convulsions, crying, cuts, dandruff, depression, diabetic sores, diaper rash, diuretic, dysmenorrhea, exhaustion, fever, gangrene, gas/flatulence, giardia, gnats and midgets, (repellent), grief/sorrow, hair (dry), hair (fragile), hair (loss), hay fever, hernia (inguinal), herpes simplex, hyperactivity, impetigo, inflammation, insomnia, itching, jetlag, lips (dry), mastitis, menopause, menstrual stress, mood swings, mosquito repellent, muscular paralysis, pain, parasympathetic nervous system stimulation, Parkinson’s disease, phlebitis, physical stress, poison ivy/oak, post labor, postpartum depression, rashes, relaxation, rheumatoid arthritis, sedative, seizure, skin (dry), skin (sensitive), skin ulcers, sleep, stress, stretch marks, sunburn, tachycardia, teeth grinding, teething pain, tension, thrush, ticks, ulcers (leg), varicose ulcer, vertigo, withdrawal, worms, wounds, wrinkles.
Common Application methods:
Can be applied neat (with no dilution) when used topically. Apply directly on the area of concern or to reflex points.
Diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.
Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, or take in capsules. Can also be used in beverages, or as a flavouring in cooking.
Properties: Analgesic, anticoagulant, anticonvulsant, anti depressant, antifungal, anti histamine, anti infectious, anti inflammatory, anti microbial, anti mutagenic, anti septic, antispasmodic, anti toxic, anti tumour, cardio tonic, regenerative and sedative.
Historical uses: During medieval times, people were obviously divided on the properties of lavender regarding love.
Some would claim that it could keep the wearer chaste, while others claimed just the opposite – touting its aphrodisiac qualities. Its list of uses is long.
Other possible uses: Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. If in doubt, use lavender. It may help anxiety, arthritis, asthma, body systems balance, bronchitis, bruises, carbuncles, cold sores, earaches, fainting, gallstones, relieve headaches, heart irregularity, reduce high blood pressures, hives (urticaria), hysteria, insect bites and bee stings, infection, influenza, injuries, repel insects, laryngitis, migraine headaches, mental clarity, mouth (abscess), reduce mucus, nervous tension, pineal gland (activates), respiratory function, rheumatism, skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, rashes), sprains, sunstroke, throat infections, tuberculosis, typhoid fever and whooping cough.
Aromatic Influence: It promotes consciousness, health, love, peace and a general sense of well being. It also nurtures creativity.
Blend Classification: enhancer, modifier and equalizer.
Blends with: Most oils (especially citrus oils) clary sage and geranium.