Botanical name: Lavendula angustifolia Origin: France
Description: Comes from the leaves and spiky flowers of a shrub
Aromatic scent: A clean and fresh floral scent
Perfume note: Top
Consistency: A watery viscosity
What is it good for: Lavender is an antiseptic. It acts as a stimulant and is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Lavender oil is also used as a natural remedy for skin care and scars due to its moisturising properties. Studies have shown that lavender oil is an excellent essential oil for hair, as it possesses hair growth-promoting effects. Research also suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Blends with: Bergamot, Citronella, Lime, Orange, Tea Tree and Violet Leaf
Suggested Usage: It is best to dilute essential oil in carrier oil such as Grapeseed if you intend to prepare massage oil. Don't use essential oils neat onto your skin. Start with 1% essential oil to 99% carrier and increase essential oil until you have desired aroma strength.
Possible side effects: When taken by mouth, lavender may cause constipation, headache, and increased appetite. When applied to the skin: Lavender is possibly safe when applied to the skin in medicinal amounts. It can sometimes cause irritation, although this is uncommon.
Bottle: These bottles are designed for pharmaceutical use, they are impact resistant but care should be taken with glass bottles on hard surfaces. The bottles are designed in Austria, using green natural glass, they are not sprayed and can be recycled over and over again.