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Lavender and Aromatherapy for Relaxation

Lavender essential oil is used in aromatherapy

Imagine endless fields of lavender... Take a deep breath... Now relax...

This aroma is probably the most recognized relaxation scent in the western world and there are a few different types of lavender available.

Here are a few general facts about the essential oil from this flower:

Botanical Name
Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula dentata, Lavandula angustifolia
Extraction Method
Steam distillation of the flower head
Essential Oil Colour
Clear with a tinge of yellow or pale yellow with a hint of green
Medium to top note, and medium to strong initial strength. It has a sweet, herbaceous, floral note with a balsamic woody undertone.
Important Constituents
Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Beta-Caryophyllene, Terpanen-4-ol

How Can You Use This Herb?

In first aid situations such as cuts or burns, this oil may be applied directly to the skin without dilution. A few drops (about 3) can be added to bath water or vaporized to help you relax.

Where Can You Find This Essential Oil?

This essential oil normally comes in various sized bottles and can be found in major drugstores and specialized stores.

Buy Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil - 30 ml

You can also find this oil from your local aromatherapy retail store. Many internet-based aromatherapy companies carry this essential oil.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Use this essential oil with caution since it can be a powerful allergen. Pregnant women, epilectic people or people with cancer or liver problems should not take this essential oil. Most undiluted oils should never be applied onto the skin. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified professional aromatherapy practitioner. Consult a professional aromatherapy practitioner prior to using this oil to treat children.
Note: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a physician and/or other health specialist. Precautions must be taken to ensure aromatherapy does not conflict with existing medical conditions.