Lavender Essential Oil
Botanical name: Lavandula officinalis
Use: stimulates new cell growth, lifts depression, calms nerves, fights infection, reduces inflammation, and eases congestion. Relieves pain and muscle spasm. Lowers blood pressure.
Perfume Note: Middle
Source: flowers, stalks
Production method: Steam distillation, from flowering tips and stem.
Aromatherapy benefits: stimulates, relaxes, calms, soothes
Aroma type: Sweet strong floral, hints of melon, cucumber and peppermint sweet, floral, herbaceous.
Blends well with: Geranium, Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Rosewood
Warning: none noted
Color: Clear, yellow
Qualities: Mildest but most effective of all essential oils. Can be used neat as an antiseptic. An excellent oil for all skin care. This is the most popular of all the oils, and is truly a panacea for all ills. Restive in small amounts – helps to restore balance and encourages sleep. Add a few drops to an Aroma Disc or Stone by the bed. We are never without a bottle of this wonderful oil as it is so useful. Try keeping a bottle in the Kitchen to deal with minor burns and scolds.