Name: Lavender oil
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin (or Countries): India, South France, Bulgaria
Chemical Families: Monoterpenols, Esters
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part Used: Flowers
Note: Middle top
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-allergenic, Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-rheumatic, Antispasmodic, Cicatrisant, CNS Sedative, Decongestant, Deodorant, Immunostimulant, Tonic, Wound healing. (See description of these terms and properties)
Safety Data or Cautions: Non-toxic, non-irritating.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Vetiver.
As you can see Lavender has a ton of therapeutic benefits, blends well with many other oils and can be useful for minor skin irritations, burns and acne type skin related issues. It also blends well with Tea Tree Oil and may help with Athlete's Foot. Lavender is a wonderful essential oil for reducing stress, insomnia and helping with pain and tension.
Menstrual Cramp Recipe
2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Clary Sage, 2 drops Roman Chamomile in 15 ml of Jojoba and gently massage onto lower abdomen.
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