Lavender Oil – Lavender Oil Uses
We use certified organic Lavender Oil in our blends
We’re sure that as soon as humans & Lavender plants were in the same place we were using them for their perfume & many properties. The oil smells divine, it blends exquisitely, and is a cure-all for so many physical and mental complaints. The oil is obtained from the flowers, predominantly from Europe.
Aroma & Constituents
Floral, heady, yet clear.
Geraniol, Linalool, Linalyl acetate (Ester), Caryophyllene (Sesquiterpene), Limonene, Linene (Terpenes).
History of Lavender Use
Due to a lack of written evidence before Egyptian times it is in Ancient Egypt that we start, although it can be safely assumed that lavender was used for thousands of years before that. In Egypt it was utilised by the elites and priests in cosmetics such as massage oils, medicines, and embalming. This knowledge spread to Greece where it was used in perfumes and medicines, and then to Rome where people bathed in it and it is thought the word Lavender arose from the latin lavere- to wash. At every point of modern history evidence can be found of the importance lavender had to the culture, it truly is the most amazing plant and essential oil, and I recommend everyone get some in their lives!
The birth of modern aromatherapy can be attributed to Lavender. Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist and scholar living in the early 1900s, burnt his hand and plunged it into the nearest vessel of liquid he could see- it was Lavender Oil, and he was impressed by how quickly the burn healed without infection or scarring. Gattefosse is credited with coming up with the name “aromatherapy”.
Lavender Oil has been used in the home for centuries in DIY house cleansers, room perfumes & natural medicinal remedies.
Lavender Oil Uses for Skin & Mind
Lavender is great for all skin types as it helps cell regeneration and skin rejuvenation. It is balancing so is suitable for both dry and oily conditions, and it has been used in remedies for skin problems such as eczema and acne.
Lavender is said to cleanse the spirit, balancing the physical, etheric, and astral bodies (so says Rudolf Steiner) and encouraging a calmer state. It can be useful for a number of conditions such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and anger.
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