Botanical Name: Lavandula augustifolia
Steam distilled from flowers
Pale yellow to colourless with a heady floral and herbaceous note.
Used throughout Europe as a topical medicine, personal hygiene protocol and general household cleaning agent, it has a beautiful floral appeal that psychologically means ‘clean’ to so many. It has the medicinal benefits of calming the nerves and clearing the respiratory canals, and can be used topically for dermatitis of all kinds, while immersion in Lavender baths has been a cure for colic, indigestion and other digestive ailments.
Clinical properties - antiseptic, analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic (protects against cell wall destruction), decongestant, deodorant, diuretic (promotes urination), emmenagogue (promotes menstruation), hypotensive (increases blood pressure), nervine (nervous system assistant), rubefacient (causes topical redness), sedative (causes deep relaxation), sudorific (sweat inducing) and vulnerary (wound healing).
Blends well with: most citrus oils eg: Lime, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, and cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, pine, nutmeg.
Always do a Patch Test before use topically as everyone is different and will react uniquely to any product (natural or synthetic).
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