Lavender Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Plant Origin: France
Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy.
Lavender oil comes from lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), an easy-to-grow, evergreen shrub that produces clumps of beautiful, scented flowers above green or silvery-gray foliage. The plant is native to northern Africa and the mountainous Mediterranean regions, and thrives best in sunny, stony habitats.
Lavender has been used for over 2,500 years. Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added the flowers to their bathwater to help wash and purify their skin. In fact, the word "lavender" comes from the Latin word "lavare," which means "to wash."
Lavender oil is known for its calming and relaxing properties.Due to its wide variety of uses, lavender oil may help with nearly all kinds of ailments, from pain to infections.
Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It also has antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive and sedative effects.
Lavender oil blends well with many other essential oils including cedarwood, pine, clary sage, geranium, and nutmeg.