Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

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lavender is beautiful, fragrant and colorful, but it’s not just the beauty for which lavender is adored, it’s also the properties it has naturally for the best benefits of human beings.

The petals can be dried and sealed in pouches for good scent, and sometimes put inside clothes to prevent moths, who can damage the clothes.

Lavender also has healing and restorative properties and can be used to give good energy and positive feelings.

General Information

Common Name: Lavender
Scientific Name: Lavendula angustifolia
Origin: Croatia, France, Spain, Italy, England, Australia, Tasmania, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria and Greece

Method of Extraction

The essential oil of lavender is extracted by steam distillation of the fresh flowering tops. An absolute and concrete are also produced by solvent extraction in smaller quantities.

Precautions During Use

Lavender is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising

Therapeutic properties

Lavender essential oil is antiseptic, balancing, soothing and rejuvenating properties.

It blends well with most oils, especially citrus and florals; also cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, vetivert and patchouli.