Lavender is perhaps the most well-known of the essential oils and for good reason. Lavender essential oil is renowned for its many beneficial properties, including promoting calm, relaxation, and being a nervous tension reliever. It can also be added to a carrier oil to help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and help soothe alterations in skin integrity, such as during sun exposure or a minor cooking burn.
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Sweet, dry, herbaceous-floral scent
Cautions: None known.
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Geranium Egyptian, Helichrysum Italicum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood Australian and Vetiver.
Diffuse 30-60 minutes before bedtime to promote calm and relaxation. For Topical use, diluted to 2-5% with the carrier of your choice and apply to the skin. Lavender blends well with many other essential oils, including Bergamot, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, and Sandalwood, making it a wonderful addition to products such as lotions and bath bombs.