If you choose just one essential oil to begin with, let it be Lavender Essential Oil. Lavender essential oil is the most versatile of all essential oils and blends really will with others. The sweet scent benefits many different problems and the positive affects of this oil are well documented. If you have children, this oil is a must!
Lavender is a popular choice amongst both aromatherapists and massage therapists for its combination of therapeutic qualities and pleasant floral scent.
Herbalist regards Lavender French as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes.Product description:
- These lovely purple buds have been used from time immemorial to scent toilet waters and sachets, spice culinary blends and wines, tucked into nightcaps to repel lice, and as a remedial for burns and cuts.
- Its cytophylactic properties promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring.
- The pale yellow oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of this little evergreen shrub, and has proved itself as the most common and well-rounded house-hold remedy for everything from cuts and burns, to stress reduction and sleeplessness.
- An anti-bacterial, it is a must-have for your First Aid kit.
Quick and easy recipes: To relieve muscular aches, take a bath with 4 drops Lavender Essential Oil and 2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil.
To relieve painful swelling resulting from a sprain, use a cold compress with 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 2 drops Yarrow Essential Oil. One old-fashioned remedy for sleeplessness is to rub a drop on the bottom of your big toe at bedtime!
As an antibacterial, it discourages air-borne illnesses and makes a delightful addition to cleaners for the sickroom and bathroom. In a diffuser, it makes a natural air freshener.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Part: Flowers
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Bulgarian has a rich floral scent.
Blends With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary and Ylang-ylang.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.