Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for it's unmistakable aroma. Due to Lavender's versatile properties, it is considered to be the must have oil to have on hand at all times. Lavender is capable of many important jobs, and is a delight to use. Every home should keep a bottle of lavender, if no other oil, because of it's effectiveness in the treatment of burns and scalds.
Lavender oil is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-depressant, sedative and de-toxifier, which promotes healing and prevents scarring, and also stimulates the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Although not known specifically as a circulatory stimulant, Lavender oil certainly seems to allay the effects of clinical shock and as a mood tonic and anti-depressant it helps to deal with the psychological shock of injury. It also has a multitude of other qualities which make it truly an indispensable oil.
In ancient times the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking and as a perfume; it is widely used for it's calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender's most notable qualities.
Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night's sleep.
Aromatic Description - Powdery, floral and light
Plant Part - flower