Lavender - lavandula angustofolia
Description: Lavandula angustifolia (also known as Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula vera) is known as "true lavender" and is the most important variety therapeutically. Lavender essential oil is a classic in aromatherapy and is likely the widest-used essential oil to date. Lavender also can be safely used on children.
Properties: Analgesic, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antiparasitic, Anti-spasmodic, Emmenagogue, Decongestant, Antidepressant, Calmative, and Sedative.
Historical Uses: Lavender has historically been used to clean and help heal wounds and burns, to repel insects, to calm and soothe emotions, to recover from minor illness, to address skin complaints, to relieve headaches, and to wash laundry, as well as in perfumery and cooking.
-Apply to minor sunburn or acne to promote healing.
-Add to a bath to relax, calm, and promote restful sleep.
-Apply to insect bites to relieve itching, repel bugs, and help diminish minor swelling. -Blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Cypress, Marjoram, and Melaleuca.
Lavender Essential Oil Application:
-Can be used aromatically
-Can be consumed
-Can be used topically (Apply Neat)