Commonly known as one of the most popular and versatile essential oils in aromatherapy, lavender is distilled from the Lavandula angustifolia plant and has a wide range of therapeutic benefits. This perennial evergreen plant thrives in oceanic climates on dry rocky land and can be found in the Mediterranean, Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East.
Lavender Essential Oil is packed with potent healing properties and has been used to treat ailments such as insomnia, headaches, pain, and stress. Research shows that the Romans used this magical multi-purpose plant in bathing, cooking and purifying the air. In Biblical times, Lavender oil was used for anointing and healing. It’s light, fresh, and floral scent is known to bring feelings of calmness to the mind almost immediately and is one of the most popular essential oils used for relaxation.
Because Lavender has such an abundance of uses, it is considered a staple oil in aromatherapy. Whether it’s used on linens or clothes as a scent booster or diffused by your bed to improve sleep patterns, Lavender Essential Oil is a must-have oil to keep in the home.
Lavender Oil Benefits:
-Many companies around the USA that sell soap-making supplies also sell this aromatherapy essential oil because it is widely used in soap production. This oil is known by aroma therapists worldwide as one of the most useful of all essential oils.
-As a vapor, lavender oil can be mixed with vegetable glycerin to and diffused in a diffuser. Just add it to a vaporizer with your water and sit in an enclosed area. It can also be sprayed in a shower/sauna for a similar effect. You can even add a few drops to a bowl of hot water and breathe in the fumes.
Aromatic Scent:-Even with all the benefits many insects don’t find Lavender Essential Oil appealing. This is why today many of the all-natural as well as conventional insect repellants on the market contain Lavender as one of the ingredients.
– This is the choice of most aromatherapists. Especially if you’re looking for a rich lavender floral scent that is a little fruitier and mellower than the 40/42, and with less of a camphoraceous smell. This one smells more like fresh lavender and is considered the "cream of the crop" when it comes to lavender.
Blending: Lavender oil blends well with countless other oils. Specifically, pine, clary sage, cedarwood, nutmeg, and geranium.
History: Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. First by the Egyptians as a perfume, it was later discovered to have many other benefits. It was first commercialized to the United States and Canada when it was sold by the English Quakers. Today there are countless countries around the world that participate in the production and almost every nation in the world has their own uses for Lavender Oil.
Caution: It should not be used directly in pregnant women or women who are currently breastfeeding.
Disclaimer: The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Apricoty, Inc. nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before use.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including myrcene, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov or our Proposition 65 page.
Lavender Essential Oil Uses
The largest producer of lavender oil is currently Bulgaria, but there are many other sources around the world and each region produces a product with slightly different characteristics and aromas. This is why we offer so many different types of lavender on our site and how we have become one of the largest importers of lavender oil in the USA Lavender is most well known for its use in aromatherapy.
Understanding the Benefits
The lavender essential oil can be used by adding a few drops to the bath, mixing it into lotion or massage products, applying it directly to the scalp, or massaging in a carrier into the joints. It can also mix well with many other oils, from pine and sage to cedarwood and nutmeg.
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