Lavender (French) essential oil has a fresh, sweet, herbaceous, floral aroma. Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and is widely used within aromatherapy for its calming, relaxing and skin-soothing properties.
Lavender (French) essential oil can be used to treat a plethora of physical and emotional conditions. It is a calming, relaxing and balancing essential oil which is useful for treating stress, anxiety and mood swings. It is also ideal for use before bed to help with night time awakenings and insomnia. Lavender (French) essential oil has long been known for its beneficial effect on the immune system and its antiseptic, skin-healing and pain-relieving properties. Lavender oil has a restorative, tonic effect and is a popular aromatherapy oil for relieving head tension. It is also commonly used within therapeutic blends to soothe the joints and muscles. This versatile oil is prized for its fragrance and is a popular ingredient in many perfumes and cosmetic products. Our Lavender oil is classed as 40/42 which refers to the standardisation of both Linalol and Linalyl acetate resulting in a very consistent floral scent. It blends well with a huge range of other essential oils and is said to synergistically improve the actions of the other oils in the blend.
Species: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Lavender (French) Essential Oil is distilled from the blue, flowering spikes of the lavender shrub. The plant is widely cultivated in Europe and a hybrid called Lavendin grows wild in the Mediterranean area. The lavender plant has been used in medicine since ancient times, and was first introduced to England by the Romans. The name Lavender actually comes from the Roman word “lavera”, meaning to cleanse, as they used it frequently in their bathing rituals.
Skin: Lavender (French) Essential Oil has antiseptic properties and is soothing and nurturing for the skin. It helps to tone and revitalise the skin and can be helpful for a range of skin problems including acne, oily skin, dandruff, eczema, burns, wounds, insect bites and stings. It is also an effective insect repellent
Mind: Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves. It can be beneficial for treating stress, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and insomnia
Body: Lavender oil has pain-relieving properties that can be beneficial for headaches, muscular aches and pains (particularly when associated with sport), rheumatism and arthritis. The oil’s antiviral properties can also be helpful for colds and flu.
Blends well with: Rose, Sandalwood and Orange
Safety Note: Non toxic
Allergens Listing: Geraniol 1.1%, Limonene 1%, Linalool 45%