Lavender Essential Oil | Aroma Hut Institute

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is well known within the aromatherapy circles for its flowery, sweet smell, which calms and revitalizes. It has the ability to adapt a person to stress or imbalances. It allows the body to relax and wind down but is can also boost stamina and energy.

It has also been able to speed healing skin wounds, such as abrasions, cuts and burns. French scientist Rene Gattefosse discovered Lavender essential oil’s ability for rapid skin regeneration after being severely burned in a laboratory accident and used it to heal his burn.

Lavender is good for dandruff and hair loss. It works wonders on the skin, alleviating acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, and stretch marks. It also combats allergies, convulsions, herpes, indigestion, insomnia, high blood pressure, menopausal conditions, nausea, tumors, and premenstrual conditions. It is a universal essential oil, and can help with arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, depression, earaches, heart palpitations, hives, insect bites, laryngitis, and throat infections.

Lavender Flowers Used to Produce Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is indicated for all skin types and can be used at any step in your skin care regimen. Lavender is beneficial for colds, flu, asthma, high blood pressure, and migraines.

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
  • Plant Parts: Flowers, Stalks
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
  • Chemical Families: Monoterpenols, Esters
  • Aroma: Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, Sweet
  • Note: Middle

Precautions

  • Do not use if you have low blood pressure.
  • Safe to use with children with moderation and in low dilution.
  • Avoid during 1st trimester of pregnancy.

Therapeutic Properties

Lavender essential oil also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and reduces scarring. Lavender does an excellent job at balancing oil production in the skin as well as clearing blemishes and evens skin tone and helps to hydrate dry skin.

AnalgesicAntibacterialAntibiotic
AnticonvulsiveAntidepressantAntifungal
AntisepticAntispasmodicAntiviral
DecongestantEmmenagogueFungicide
Stimulates ImmuneSedativeAirborne Antimicrobial
Anti-inflammatoryAntirheumaticCicatrisant
CNS SedativeHealingDeodorant
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Uses

Mental/Emotional: calming, relaxing, treats depression and insomnia.

Muscular/Joint: works great for headaches, cramps, inflammation of muscles and joints, muscle and connective tissue pain, spasms, tension and vein conditions.

Respiratory: works well for treating bronchitis, colds, asthma, and whooping cough.

Skin: works great for all skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and scarring. It is also useful for burns, wounds, ulcers, and insect bites.

Safety

Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Do not use during the first trimester of pregnancy.