Country of Origin: France (Barreme)
Botanical Name: Lavandula Officinalis
Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in aromatherapy, particularly for its relaxing and antiseptic properties. It is a calming and stabilising oil and is good for many ailments such as headaches, muscular aches and pains, skin conditions, PMT and irritability.
The plant name is derived from the latin 'Lavare' - to wash, probably from its use to cleanse wounds.
Lavender is best known for its relaxing properties, try placing two drops on a handkerchief by your pillow at bedtime.
As Lavender blends very well with many other oils, try the following blend: 3 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Mandarin and 1 drop of Geranium in a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, add to a warm bath for a long, relaxing soak.
Main Theraputic Properties: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antirheumatic, Antispasmodic, Calmative.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Chakra: Heart, Crown & Base.
Chinese Element: Fire (& Wood).