If you are tired and stressed out, Lavender will relax you. If you are depressed, it will uplift you. If you are angry and hypertensive, it will calm you. It is one of the essential oils that is excellent for children. It is wonderful for blending because you can use as it a modifier, middle note, or to cover any unpleasant oil whose therapeutic effect you want to equalize in a blend. Because of its antipyretic
and diaphoretic properties, it is excellent for fever.
Origin of Lavender
Lavender is a shrubby plant found on the coast of the Mediterranean especially the south France Italy Corsica and Yugoslavia.
Properties of Lavender oil
Lavender acts as carminative, diuretic, antispasmodic, anti depressant, antiseptic, analgesic, galactogogue, stimulant, balancing, diuretic ,anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericide, cordial, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, nervine, sedative and vulnerary. Lavender is the most recommended oil in aromatherapy.
Most common uses
Regulates the nervous system.
Good for aches pains and rheumatic conditions.
Help in instance of palpitation faintness giddiness.
Counteracts stress and relieves fatigue and depression.
Highly antiseptic it combats many types of infection which may be pulmonary (cough and Colds) digestive (stomach upsets) or urinary (cystitis).
Regulates high blood pressure.
Helps in allergic conditions.
Can help number of skin problem, including burns insect bites, scabies alopecia eczema and acne.
Regulates scanty periods.
Mixes well with: all oils, but especially citrus, geranium, rose, Neroli, clove, patchouli, rosemary, clary sage and conifers; useful blender with a unpleasant or strong-smelling oil.
Warning: do not use with preparations containing iodine or iron.