Description: GRAS- This variety of Lavender grows to about 1 meter in height and produces long thin purple- blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant.
Common Uses: Lavender is beneficial for skin conditions, anti-spasmodic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, acne, arthritis, rheumatism, insomnia (may be excellent), tachycardia, phlebitis, mouth abscess, indigestion, flatulence, nausea, lowering blood pressure, fluid retention. Has assisted in elimination of waste through lymphatic system, pre-menstrual and menopausal problems, thrush, hair loss, dandruff, burns, stretch marks, minimizing scarring, herpes, diaper rash, ulcers, cankers, allergies, asthma, athlete”s foot, boils, bruises, wounds, dermatitis, earache, chronic fatigue syndrome and boost immunity. May assist with tonsillitis, eczema, fainting, cuts, headaches, hysteria, irritability, moodiness, insect bites and stings. Also lice, ringworm, sunburn, muscular aches and pains, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flu, fears, change, insecurity, inner child, restlessness, depression, PMS, shock, vertigo, sciatica, nerves and stress (by balancing extremes of emotions, it may contribute to emotional equilibrium). May increase cell growth (apply to wound or before having an operation to area going to be operated on, may assist the skin to heal and rejuvenate). Its antiseptic and analgesic properties will ease the pain of a burn, prevent infection and promotes rapid healing. It can be used with massages oils to effectively relieve joint and muscle pain. When in doubt use this oil.
Blends well with: Lavender is known to blend well with most oils. Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Tangerine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Lavender has a fresh sweet, floral-herbaceous odor.
History: The use of Lavender has been recorded for more than 2500 years. Records have shown that it was used by the Egyptians as a perfume and also in the mummification process. In the Roman Times, Lavender was so popular that only the wealthy could afford it. Use of lavender was highly revered during the Great Plague of London in the 17th century, when individuals fastened bunch of lavenders to each wrist to protect themselves from the Black Death.
Cautions: Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.