Latin Name: Lavandula officinalis
Part of plant used: Flowers
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: France
Blends nicely with: Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang-Ylang
Therapeutic uses: Lavender is considered the Aromatherapy aspirin – calming & tranquil, has a balancing effect on mind & spirit, soothes & nourishes the spirit, enhances intuitive process, great for burns and skin care, headaches.
The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and purple, violet, or blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star-shaped hairs that cover the plant. 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.
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