Lavender oil has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Its calming and relaxing qualities, when taken internally, continue to be Lavender’s most notable attributes. Applied topically, Lavender oil is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender oil to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand at all times.
Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia
Country of origin: France
Part of the plant: Flowering tops
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Linalyl acetate, linalol, (E)-anethole
Properties: Analgesic, anti-depressant, antibacterial, sedative, deodorant, antiphlogistic.