Australian Lavender Essential Oil

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Australian Lavender Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Part: Flower Heads
Growth Method: Organic
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Clear
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Strong

This Lavender essential oil is the highest quality in the Australian standard. It is grown and distilled by a farm recognized by The Australian Lavender Growers Association. The annual production of this Lavender oil is less than 150kg. Unlike many Lavender oils in the market that are distilled from other species of Lavender or sometimes is a blend of oils reflecting the range of species, this valuable Lavender essential oil is distilled only from the flower heads of Lavandula angustifolia, which has been selected and perfected by the grower for over 30 years.

There are several varieties of Lavender in cultivation which are used medicinally, and confusion sometimes arises over the names of the various species. The common Lavender - Lavandula officinalis, which is the most important medicinally, can also be called Lavandula angustifolia, or Lavandula vera. This is the most delicately scented Lavender, and also probably the best-loved and most widely used oil in aromatherapy. The fragrance of Lavender essential oil varies according to the altitude where they are grown. Higher altitude produce sharper and fresher aroma oils while lower altitude produces sweeter and softer oils. The finest quality are grown at altitude between 700 and 1400 meters.

Lavender essential oil is a known sedative that helps relieve anxiety and control seizure activity. Studies have shown that at a specific dosage, it can lessen the stimulating effects of caffeine and amphetamine, hence its popularity as a relaxant and sleep inducer. Apart from its sedative effects, Lavender essential oil also relieves indigestion, expels intestinal gas and increases the flow of bile to the intestines. It can even be used as an antibacterial when in high does, to combat typhoid, diphtheria, streptococcus, etc. Applied externally on sore joints, it can relieve rheumatism.

In the early 1800s, Lavender essential oil was used mainly as a pediatric stimulant. Today, however, it is used to treat an extensive list of ailments ranging from digestive problems to circulatory disorders; insomnia to bronchial asthma. There are many ways by which Lavender essential oil can be utilized. It can be used topically as a wound disinfectant; an aromatic bath to soothe the tired body; a massage oil for sore joints; even a foot bath to relieve sore feet. It can also be applied externally on burns to speed up healing, or as a smelling salt to relieve headaches. Recent studies are looking into Lavender as a treatment for addiction and withdrawal effects.

This Lavender essential oil has the sharpest and cleanest Lavender top notes and very green, herbaceous undertones combined with slightly floral sweetness.

The fragrant can be summed up as calming, soothing and, above all, balancing. It is specific for central nervous-system problems and can address problems such as nervousness, exhaustion, insomnia, irritability and maniac depression.

  • Bergamot
  • Cedarwood
  • Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Labdanum
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Neroli
  • Oakmoss
  • Patchouli
  • Pepper
  • Petitgrain
  • Pine
  • Rose
  • Sweet Orange
  • Vetiver

Lavender essential oil is generally regarded as non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritating. It is one of the safest essential oils; however, it should be avoided during pregnancy.

Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment. Do not use during pregnancy.

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