Lavender is one of the most used Essential oils in the world. Did you know that its benefits were discovered over 2500 years ago! This calming multi purpose Essential Oil is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers & buds of the Lavandula angustifolia plant. Its aroma is floral, fresh, sweet and herbaceous.
Due to its many amazing properties, it is widely said that when in doubt one should use Lavender Essential oil. Although caution should be maintained when purchasing the oil as quality is paramount in order to reap the many therapeutic benefits. There are very few companies that sell Pure Lavender Essential Oil, mostly the market is full of Lavandin essential oil, Lavandin plants produce around half more oil than lavender plants. Although there are many similarities between the oils, they have different chemical compositions. Lavandin oil contains between 7-12% camphor, making it more powerful and uplifting than lavender oil and therefore great for colds. It can also act as a mild stimulant, has more of a strong medicinal scent because of the camphor, whereas lavender is floral, sweet and more delicate.
Lavender Essential Oil can be used in many ways, few are listed below.
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Steam Inhallation
- Skin Application - Lavender Essential Oil is one of those very select Essential Oils that can be applied directly on the skin!