Lavender Lavender angustifolia   Essential Oil Information

Lavender officianalis

Lavender Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Lavender officianalis Lavender angustifolia

 

France, Spain

Flowers








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Pale yellow

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Floral, sweet, herbaceous; sometimes fruity or camphorous












Benefits

Acne, allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox, colic, cuts, cystitis, depression, dermatitis, dysmenorrhea, earache, eczema, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insect repellant, insomnia, itching, labor pains, migrane, oily skin, psoriasis, rashes, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sinus headaches and drainage, sores, sprains, strains, stress, stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough.















Blends Well With

Basil, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lime, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Spruce, White Camphor














Constituents

Linalyl Acetate, Linalol, Terpinenol, Cineole, Beta-Caryophyllene, Farnascene













Properties

Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicide, hypotensive, nervine, restorative, sedative, sudorific, vulnerary















Safety

Probably the safest essential oil, but should still not be applied neat as it can cause skin senitization; especially dilute for use with children, infants and when pregnant or nursing. Some sources say it is safe to ingest Lavender essential oil; however, others strongly advise NOT to ingest this particular essential oil.