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Botanical Name Lavendula angustifolia / Lavandula officinalis
Origin France, England, Yugoslavia
Description It is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy.  Revered by the Romans for its antiseptic properties, it was used to scent baths and to cleanse wounds.  Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin.
Extraction Steam distillation from flowers   
Fragrance A sweet, balsamic, floral aroma. Widely used in perfumes and potpourris
Properties Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-bacterial, Cholagogue, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Diuretic, Hypotensive, Nervine, Rubefacient, Sedative, Sudorific, Tonic, Balancing, Anti-parasitic, Anti-convulsive, Calmative, Cardiotonic, Carminative, Vermifuge, Regulating, Anti-rheumatic, Cicatrisant, Anti-microbial, Insecticides
Aromatherapy Use Calming, relaxing, anti-stress/anti-depressant, balancing, refreshing, cleansing
Medicinal Uses

Lavender is a complex oil with many actions and therefore many uses. Beneficial to various stress-related problems such as headache and insomnia. Beneficial as inhalant for respiratory illnesses such as Asthma and Bronchitis; Excellent antiseptic properties combined with a gentle skin-soothing action make it beneficial for acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, dermatitis, and earache. Undiluted, it is soothing to insect bites and stings. One of the safest of all oils; can be applied directly to cuts, bruises and superficial burns.

Also used for: Abscesses, Catarrh, Convulsions, Depression, Oily Skin

Other Uses Bath, massage, skin care, compress, room spray. - A few drops on a cloth placed in the dryer with laundry freshens and sanitizes it naturally.
Emotions, Psyche: Balancing, Relaxing, Soothing
Safety Info No known contra-indications.

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