Essential Oil Profile: Lavender

Lavender

Latin Name: Lavandula vera, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flowers/Buds, leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Wood, Fire. Lavender Spike (Lavandula latifolia) is also Metal.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, ketone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Relaxing, balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vatta, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Floral, crisp, sweet, herbaceous, slightly champhorous

For Skin Type: Oily, Normal, Dry, Mature, Acne

Cautions: Not during first trimester

Physical Uses: Insomnia, allergies, cuts, burns, bruise, sunburn, insect bites, colds, flu, cough, muscle pain, candida, menstrual/stomach cramps, headache, migraine, blemish, rash, itching, rheumatism, stretch marks, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, normalizes blood sugar, treats infected hair folicles.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, tension, stress, anxiety, restlessness, PMS, hyperactivity

Other Uses: Children, seniors, insect repellent, primary first aid, cleansing

Blends Well With: Flower, Leaf, Needle, Peel

Possible Substitutions: Lavandin

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 1999-2010.

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/lavender-oil.asp

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, 3,35,55,75-76,113, 116, 122.

http://roberttisserand.com/2011/08/lavender-oil-skin-savior-or-skin-irritant/

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