There are many Lavender
essential oils in the market, only very few of which have true therapeutic
properties. Many oils are distilled from other species of Lavender or is sometimes
a blend of several species. This Lavender oil is distilled from only the
flower heads of Lavandula angustifolia which grows above 1200 meter altitude, and is
one of our best-selling essential oils.
Lavandula angustifolia - this species is the most valued of all Lavenders
both for its quality oil and as a garden plant. It forms a low growing woody
shrub 40 to 60 cm tall, with the attractive flowers borne in short compact
to long interrupted spikes on a distinct and unbranched peduncle. The
flowers are usually shades of violet-blue to purple, but with violet, pink
and white variants known. The number of flowers per cyme is typically three
to five, with occasional individuals bearing just a single-flowered cyme,
other with up to seven flowers per cyme.
Lavender is the most used essential oil of all in aromatherapy. Its greatest
attribute is said to be as a relaxant. It is also so mild that it can be
used safely with anyone and used in high concentration. It is a well known
sedative, as well as a good antidepressant. Clinical studies show that it
leads to a more relaxed, less anxious, and therefore more efficient state of
being. It is extremely useful for most stress-related issues.
Lavender essential oil is also well known for its analgesic and
anti-inflammatory properties. Clinical studies suggest that it may also be a
mild anesthetic, making it an effective treatment for any kind of pain,
including headaches, arthritis, or overworked muscles. Its anti-inflammatory
properties also indicate its use in soothing allergic reactions, whether
respiratory or dermal.
This high altitude Lavender essential oil has warm, floral top notes and
very little camphor, woody undertones. It has a less floral sweetness
compared with the organic Lavender oil and a nicely balanced fragrance between
Australian Lavender and Organic Lavender.
It is highly regarded for it's relaxing effect on the nervous system, with
an overall balancing effect on the mind and the emotions.
Lavender 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.