Lavender True

Lavandula angustifolia

Origin: France
Family: Lamiaceae
Part used: Flowers

A flowering shrub native to the Mediterranean region. This member of the Lavender family is popular with medical herbalists and aromatherapists alike. It's a highly versatile variety renowned for its aroma, ornamental beauty and broad use in facilitating relaxation. The distillation of Lavandula angustifolia is widely considered an absolute essential in the home pharmacy for first aid.
Fragrance notes
An antiseptic cleanliness is underlined by a soft, floral herbaceousness. Delicate notes of wood and smoke.

Blending notes
Blends well with most essential oils. Highly versatile.
Lavender has been widely used for over 2500 years for both its rich aroma and medicinal properties. The Romans used it to scent their public bathhouses and Cleopatra was said to use it to seduce her suitors. In Medieval and Renaissance Europe washerwomen were known as lavenders because they spread their laundry over lavender bushes to dry. It was also used to help ward off diseases such as the plague and cholera. Lavender has historically been used for its soothing, relaxing qualities and has been used to treat hyperactivity, insomnia, headaches, and sore joints. Lavender is believed to act as a mild sedative and has been widely used to treat burns, bruises and insect bites.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
General skin healing
Apply 2-5 drops directly to the area.

Scalds, blisters, cuts and grazes
Apply 2-5 drops directly to the area or add to a warm wash of salty water and rinse.

Nerve pain
Apply 2-5 drops directly to the area. Repeat hourly.

Sleep and relaxation
Add 10 drops to your bath or diffuser or rub on the soles of your feet before sleep. Repeat as required. Use half dose for children 5 years old and over. Use Lavender Sweet for children under 5 years old. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.

Add a few drops to pulse points.

Apply 1-2 drops directly to the area, prior to discolouration if possible. Repeat for 3 days. This oil can also be blended 50/50 with Geranium as a first-aid preparation for all impact injuries and bruises.
Apply 3-5 drops directly to the affected area. Repeat as required
Add 5-10 drops to a tepid bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.
Menstrual support - mid cycle
Blend 1-2 drops with 1-2 drops Cypress, 3 drops Lemon and 1 tsp Chamomile German: 3% in Jojoba oil and massage it into the small of your back to support calm.
Safety considerations
Lavender is one of the safest essential oils if used as directed. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Lavandula angustifolia maillette, distilled flowers, France
Key component
Linalyl acetate, Linalool, beta-Caryophyllene, 1,8-Cineol