Botanical Name: lavandula angustifolia
Part of Plant: flowering plant
Major Biochemical Compounds: Linalyl acetate, Linalool, Ocimene, Terpinene-4-ol, Lavandulol, 1,8-Cineol, Lavandulyl acetate
Common Uses: Antimicrobial properties combined with relaxing nervine properties make it an ideal oil for many health problems. Balances high blood pressure and improves circulation and lymphatic detoxification. Helps prevent airborne bacteria spread. Eases muscle pain and relaxes the entire system, promotes sleep and relieves insomnia.
Emotional/Psychological Uses: Very calming, reduces stress, anxiety, hysteria and hyperactivity. Relaxing, in high dose sedating.
Cosmetic/Skin Uses: One of the most valued oil for skin care, helpful for all skin types; balances sebum, helps heal and prevent acne, eczema and psoriasis. Helps heal burns, sunburn, wounds, abscesses, splitting skin or chapped skin, blisters, insect bites, cold sores and couperose. Rejuvenating to all skin types.
Blends Well With: Almost everything.
Inside Info: A combination of Lavender/Clove is excellent for reducing muscle pain, Lavender/Rosemary to cleanse and detoxify, Lavender/Marjoram for sleep, Lavender/Clary Sage for cramps and PMS, Lavender/Mandarine for pregnancy and child birth.
Best Ways to Use (see 'Methods of Use'): Bath, compress, after-bite, after sun, massage, yoga mat spray and neat