Lavender Organic Essential Oil
Evergreen's Price: $10.90
Oh to sing the praises of this versatile essential oil! Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one of the most versatile and useful essential oils available and no home should be without it. Its versatility is due to the complex chemistry of its components, which are calming and balancing to both the body and the mind. It combines well with other oils and synergistically enhances and is enhanced by them. Lavenderís aroma is a sweet, floral and herby middle note.
Lavender oil is a natural, effective sedative that can be useful for depression, anxiety, stress and for promoting deep, restful sleep. A massage up the sides of the spine with lavender oil can help balance mood swings. It has a tonic and sedative effect on the heart muscle, too.
A lavender oil massage or bath is very effective for soothing sore muscles and joints. Not only does it relieve pain locally, but it works on the central nervous system as well. It is also anti-inflammatory and may be useful for rheumatism, arthritis and sciatica.
A lavender steam inhalation can bring relief for colds, flu, sinusitis and inflamed mucous membranes. Massage a drop into the skin of the throat for a cough, the sides of the nostrils for stuffy nose or into the temples to alleviate headache. A warm lavender compress or massage on the lower abdomen can allay menstrual cramps.
Lavender oil has a well-deserved reputation for its skin healing abilities. It is analgesic and antiseptic and helps to promote healing without scarring ó it is excellent for treating burns. It is also soothing and rejuvenating to the skin and is useful for treating acne because it also helps to balance sebum production. It may also be helpful for people with eczema.
Lavender oil also acts as an insect repellant and can be used in drawers to protect clothing and linens from moths. It can also be applied to the skin to prevent insect bites but if you do get bit, a drop can take the irritation away and help avoid infection. It may also be useful for scabies, head-lice and fleas.
This versatile oil is generally considered to be safe and can be applied undiluted to the skin for most people.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicide, hypotensive, insect repellant, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vermafuge, vulnerary.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver.
- Keep away from children.
- Do not take internally.
- When using topically be sure to do a small patch test first on an insensitive part of the body after diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.