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Lavender Essential Oil - 1 fl oz.
Charming fragrance is just the beginning of Lavender’s bountiful aromatherapy benefits. Likely the most popular and versatile of the essential oils, lavender has been used through the centuries not only for its aromatherapy benefits but for cleansing as well; the name itself is derived from the Latin lavare which means to wash.
Lavender was used by ancient Egyptians as well as Greeks and Romans. Egyptians employed the vapor from steamed lavender plants as incense and perfume. Lavender flower heads were used in the communal baths of Rome both as an antiseptic and as a soothing fragrance. Medieval European herbalists exploited lavender water to treat head lice. Many of our ancestors in the Middle Ages placed small bundles of dried lavender in laundry for a fresh smell and moth deterrent, and when placed in their beds, the aroma helped with insomnia while warding off bed bugs. Queen Elizabeth I reportedly drank lavender tea to treat her frequent headaches.
Beeyoutiful®'s pure Lavender Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the lavender plant, Lavandula officinalis, a flowering plant grown in herb gardens around the world. Diffuse or inhale it directly for aromatherapy, or dilute it for use on the skin.
How should I use Lavender Essential Oil?
Combine 4-5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with a bath gel base such as a dab of shampoo, liquid body soap, or a tablespoon of olive or coconut oil (to slow the evaporation of lavender oil) and use in a warm bath.
Place 1-2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil on your pillow.
Massage several drops of Lavender Essential Oil diluted with a carrier oil into your feet which easily absorb the oil and distribute it throughout your body. You can also mix a few drops of lavender with a massage oil for an overall body massage.
And why should I use Lavender Essential Oil?
Stressed out, overstimulated and overtired babies benefit amazingly from a well-diluted- 1 drop of Lavender Oil to 3 Tablespoons of a Carrier OIl- lavender oil massage (a drop of lavender on their blankie or teddy bear isn't a bad idea, either).
Topically: A drop of Lavender Essential Oil mixed with a teaspoon of carrier oil can be used to soothe skin irritations. A famous story about lavender oil's use on burns tells of French scientist Rene Gattefosse, experienced a lab accident that severely burned his arm. He used essence of lavender on his severe injuries and was astonished at how rapidly they healed.
Hair Care. Lavender Essential Oil is a fragrantly effective way to get rid of head lice. To overcome a serious infestation, thickly coat hair and scalp with full-fat mayonnaise to smother as many lice as possible. Then add a few drops of lavender oil to your shampoo and wash well. It may take a couple of washings to get rid of the mayonnaise greasiness. After washing, massage lavender oil into the scalp and hair shafts. Once your hair is dry, have someone check it under a bright light or in sunlight to remove any nits still stuck onto the shafts of hair. You can repeat the treatment as often as necessary.
Insect Control. Mosquitoes, moths, bedbugs, and such do not like the smell of lavender. If you have meal moths in your pantry, don't spray poison! Diffuse Lavender Essential Oil near the pantry or place cotton balls soaked with a few drops of lavender in there instead. And please don’t use standard, toxic mothballs to preserve your wool clothing! Lavender sachets or oil-saturated cotton balls (re-soaked every week or so) provide healthy, effective moth warfare instead, and leaves a conspicuously more pleasant scent in your clothing than mothballs.
Mixes well with: Almost all oils, and particularly well with allspice, anise, basil, bergamot, citronella, chamomile, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, jasmine, juniper, lemon, lime, tangerine, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree, and thyme.
Important: If you are pregnant or nursing, ask your healthcare provider before using Lavender Essential Oil. Use of lavender by diabetics may not be advisable; if you are diabetic, ask your doctor before use. Even though Lavender Essential Oil is generally considered safe to apply undiluted to the skin, some people may have a negative reaction to it. Before using lavender oil, apply a drop diluted with a bit of olive oil to the inside of your elbow. If there is no reaction after 10 minutes, you are probably not hypersensitive to lavender. And remember: Wait a while before engaging in any activity which requires serious concentration after using lavender oil. This includes driving a motor vehicle and operating equipment.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Lavender Essential Oil is also referenced in this recipe: Homemade Laundry Soap Powder
100% Pure & Natural, Aromatherapeutic GC/IR Verified
Parts used: Fresh flowering tops.
Extraction method: Steam distillation
|Suggested Use||For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive, or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.|
|Contains NO||Chemical solvents, diluting oils, additives.|
100% Pure & Natural, Aromatherapeutic GC/IR Verified
For external or aromatherapeutic use only. Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Safety Information: Can make those with low blood pressure drowsy.
ALWAYS DILUTE BEFORE ANY USE OTHER THAN AROMATHERAPY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES. IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING, CONSULT A PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. NOT INTENDED FOR INTERNAL USE. DO NOT USE ON SKIN. REACTS STRONGLY TO SUNLIGHT AND OTHER SOURCES OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.