- Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous, slightly fruity.
Action: Antiseptic, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, antidepressant, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sudorific, vulnerary.
Benefits, Indications: Beneficial for healing burns, cleansing cuts and wounds. Ideal for skin care since it prevents the build up of excess sebum, a skin oil that bacteria feed on. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. Sunburns (including lips), dandruff, hair loss, allergies, convulsions, herpes, headaches, dyspepsia, insomnia, high blood pressure, menopausal conditions, phlebitis, tumors, premenstrual conditions, scarring (minimizes), skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes), stretch marks.
More Info: It may be used for bruises and skin irritations. Lavender is a universal oil with many different applications. It may also help arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, depression, earaches, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, hives (urticaria), insect bites, laryngitis, nervous tension, respiratory infections, rheumatism and throat infections. Lavender oil relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago and muscular aches and pains, especially those associated with sport.
It is also very beneficial for problems such as colds, halitosis, and whooping cough and helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence. Lavender oil is one of the few essentials oils that can be used neat on the skin, and this is especially useful when treating a minor burn or wound.
Supplemental Information: The Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Chemical Constituents: a-pinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, terpinen-4-ol and lavendulyl acetate Companion Oils: Most oils, especially citrus oils, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, cedarwood, pine, nutmeg
Precautions: Although lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, you should discontinue use if you have any allergic reactions.
Science and Research
Get your herbs and oils at a place you can trust!
Starwest Botanicals not only utilizes their own milling and packaging operations for all organic herbs and bulk spices, they also conduct quality control testing on each and every product in their own laboratory.
With attention like that, you can be sure you will receive only the highest-quality organic herbs, dried herbs, organic spices, therapeutic essential oils and all natural products when you place an order with Starwest Botanicals.Fill out the form below to sign up to our free natural health and healing newsletter and e-zine and stay up to date on our latest articles and informed about holistic healing therapies and effective home remedies for common ailments. As a thank you for joining our newsletter, we'll also send you The Healing Art of Aromatherapy mini-course – at absolutely no cost!