Lavender Essential Oil – The World’s Most Popular Essential Oil For a Reason
A whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil’s aroma, you’ll find that there’s more to it than meets the eye — or your sense of smell. – Dr. Mercola
Hands-down the most popular of the essential oils used today, the health benefits and healing properties of lavender were discovered more than 2,500 years ago. A powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial and sedative properties, it’s easy to see why this natural remedy has been used for so much of human history.
French Lavender is the fraternal twin of Lavender Bulgarian, in that, they share many of the same therapeutic benefits, but differ in ways that make them uniquely different. For starters, French Lavender typically has a high Linalyl acetate content but contains less Linalool. What that means is, French Lavender is aggressive in treating inflammation, zapping bacteria, and relieving pain. You may want to choose French Lavender over Lavender for cuts, scrapes, and local pain. Its aroma is also more intense than Lavender, with balsamic undertones.
Country of origin: France
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled.
Scent Description: The fraternal twin of Bulgarian Lavender, French Lavender is balanced with its pleasant floral scent and it’s therapeutic qualities – sweet, floral and lemony. Many prefer this scent above other lavenders.
Blends Well With: Blends well with many essential oils such as chamomile, vetiver, bergamot, lemongrass, peppermint, tea tree, and many more!
Therapeutic Properties & Uses:
- The proven health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, prevent acne, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems. Lavender oil is used extensively in aromatherapy and works as a natural sleep aid. Its potent antibacterial nature makes it a wonderful household cleanser and deodorant.
- Cognitive support and brain health. [Dorene Petersen, Presentation: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils. August 9, 2017, New Brunswick, NJ. Alliance of International Aromatherapists 2017 Conference. AIA 2017 Conference Proceedings page 221-222.]
- Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete’s foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellent, itching, labor pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough. [Julia Lawless, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Shelf Life: 3-4 years
- Essential oils are for aromatherapy and external use only.
- Never apply essential oils in its pure and concentrated forms directly onto the skin. Mix it with a carrier oil first.
- Be sure to do a skin patch test before applying it topically onto the desired area to ensure that there are no allergic or sensitive reactions.
- If you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor first before using essential oils.
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