Plant Part: Flowers
Processsing Method: Steam Distillation
Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, ‘to wash’. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.
- Reduce anxiety and emotional stress
- Improve brain function
- Help to heal burns and wounds
- Improve sleep
- Restore skin complexion and reduce acne
- Slow aging with powerful antioxidants
- Relieve pain
- Alleviate headaches
- Improve mood and reduce stress
Lavender is masculine in action and associated with Mercury
It is also associated with the element of air and the astrological sign Virgo.
It is also useful in spells to sharpen the mind, to encourage or strengthen pure love and to encourage fertility.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.