Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Part of Plant: Flowering tops
Country of Origin: Greece
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Lavandula angustifolia, previously known as Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula vera and usually known as Common or English Lavender, is a member of the Lamiaceae (formally Labiatae) botanical family. Native to the Mediterranean, it is a fragrant, flowering herb that depending on the variety, can have variable shades of white, pink, blue, or purple flowers. Greek lavender is one of the lesser known Lavender oils because most of it is purchased by the Bulgarian producers to blend with their oil in order to improve its odor. Because the production is nowhere near the amount produced in Bulgaria, the Greek Lavender is more expensive and this one is from the Vessel certified organic facility. This is one of the most beautiful Lavender oils in the world and well worth the price.
Lavender essential oil, having a sweet, floral and slightly herbaceous aroma, blends well with most other oils. It is one of, if not the, most popular essential oils and because of its gentleness and safety, is a favorite to use with children. For many it is a very calming oil, but for a small minority, it may have the opposite effect. Try making a blend with Marjoram, Copaiba, and Roman Chamomile, and properly dilute in a lotion or carrier oil for a soothing massage after a long day. It may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically. Consider adding to a diffuser alone, or with oils such as Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Patchouli, to create a calming and relaxing environment.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone