I find lavender to be most useful for it’s SEDATIVE and SKIN-HEALING properties: Cuts, burns (including sunburn), insect bites, inflammation, rashes, nervous conditions, insomnia, dermatitis, and eczema. My favorite use for lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is in a diffuser. If you have restless nights or have stress add a few drops to a diffuser or make a spray to mist over your bedding. Lavender is mood elevating and uplifting while at the same time is calming to the central nervous system.
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Origin: Bulgaria
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part: Flowers, Certified Organic
Processed: Steam distilled
Chemical family: Esters, Monoterpenols
Aroma: Herbaceous & Floral
CHEMISTRY & SAFETY
CHEMISTRY: Lavender (angustifolia)’s skin healing and sedative properties are due to the synergy of high percentages of linalyl acetate (an Ester molecule) and linalol (a Monoterpenol). See the current GC/MS report above for batch specific details.
SAFETY: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Generally considered safe. Keep out of reach of children.
Analgesic – numbs pain
Antidepressant – can help to prevent and alleviate depression
Anti-inflammatory – alleviates inflammation, cooling
Antirheumatic – prevents and/or relieves rheumatic pain and swelling
Antiseptic – assists in fighting germs/infections
Antispasmodic – relieves spasms and cramps
Bactericidal – destructive to bacteria
Cicatrisant – cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars
Decongestant, Deodorant, Tonic
Learn more about the amazing properties of Lavender HERE from the Aromatic Wisdom Institute