Lavender - Lavendula officinalis

Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Bulgarian Lavender has a slightly different fragrance to the French type, often having a more full-bodied aroma. However, in action it is very similar to French Lavender and it has the same range of therapeutic properties.
Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils.  It is relaxing and refreshing, uplifts the spirits, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain.  NO home should be without it.


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County of Origin Bulgaria
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, CNS depressant, deodorant, hypotensive, immuno-stimulant, sedative, wound healing
Botanical Family Lamiaeae
Chemical Family Esters, Monoterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 6 years
Plant Parts flowers
Note Classification Top | Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Clary sage, Rose, Jasmine, Orange

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History: Lavender has been used continuously for thousands of years either in the form of the essential oil or as the fresh or dried flowers. Lavender bags were used to repel insects. Romans used it as an antiseptic to bathe their wounds. The town of Mitchum in England used to be very famous for its lavender (once prized in Elizabethan England), but now most of England's lavender is grown in Norfolk.

Characteristics: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Bulgarian has a rich floral scent that is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than Lavender 40/42, and smells more like fresh lavender.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Lavender Essential Oil is so gentle that it can be applied to the skin without a carrier.even though you should use a carrier oil regardless.  It does stop skin from burning and is a good sun screen especially when applied with peppermint. Lavender Oil nourishes, protects, and rejuvenates the skin. The number one oil to calm, de-stress and promote sleep.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.

Safety: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
 Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Lavender - Lavendula officinalis

    Lavender - Lavendula officinalis

    Relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating. Bulgarian Lavender has a slightly different fragrance to the French type, often having a more full-bodied aroma. However, in action it is very similar to French Lavender and it has the same range of therapeutic properties.
    Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils.  It is relaxing and refreshing, uplifts the spirits, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain.  NO home should be without it.


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