French Lavender Essential Oil

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French Lavender Essential Oil 100% PureBotanical Name: Lavandula dentata
Plant Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of Origin: France
Plant Part: Flower Heads
Growth Method: Cultivated
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Color: Clear to Pale Yellow
Consistency: Thin
Strength of Aroma: Strong

One of the most popular members of the Lamiaceae family, the Lavender is a perennial shrub that thrives best in sunny regions and frost-free environments. The appearance and aroma of Lavender varies according to species. Of its many varieties, French Lavender is a famous one due to its fragrance and therapeutic properties. It is an ornamental flowering shrub with grayish-green leafy stems. The leaves of this shrub are "toothed", hence the name dentata. The flowers, grow in spikes and capped by light, blue-violet bracts, are the sources of French Lavender essential oil.

French Lavender essential oil is commonly used to treat migraine due to its sedative and tranquilizing effect. It is also used to cure a variety of digestive ailments, such as indigestion and intestinal gas. Just a small amount of French Lavender can relieve rheumatism when rubbed on sore joints. It can also be used as an antiseptic when in high doses, to fight bacteria such as typhoid, diphtheria, streptococcus and pneumococcal.

As a massage oil, French Lavender essential oil is used to relieve the aches and pains of sore muscles and joints. It is a popular scenting agent for hydrotherapy. French Lavender essential oil can be added to an Epsom salt bath to help soothe tired nerves and diminish the pain caused by neuralgia, as well as to a foot bath to relax sore feet. It also quickens the healing of burns and can be used as a disinfectant for wounds through topical application.

French Lavender essential oil has an unique fragrance quite different than that of other Lavenders. It has sweet and floral top notes combined with green, herby undertones. The scent is warm, with a hint of blended Lavender and Rosemary.

French Lavender essential oil has a sweet aroma that helps dispel dizziness. Its scent is spiritually uplifting and can drive away melancholy. Clutching a sprig of French Lavender while in labor was believed to increase the pregnant woman's courage and strength in facing the strenuous task of childbearing.

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French Lavender essential oil is one of the safest oils around. It has no known side effects, and is non-toxic, non-sensitizing and non-irritant. Nevertheless, use of French Lavender oil 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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