Lavender oil is extracted using the process of steam distillation using the flowering top of Lavendula Angustifolia plant, which is extremely aromatic in nature. The plant grows up to a height of 1 to 2 meters and its flowers are lavender or pinkish-purple in color.
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is well known for its sedative properties and for its ability to help calm stress and anxiety and to help promote sleep.
When lavender fragrance is inhaled, the brain processes the smell as calming, allowing the brain and body to relax. It may promote faster onset of deeper sleep with a decreased number of sleep disturbances. Lavender Essential Oil helps reduce stress by reducing cortisol levels that contribute to stress hormone.
Diffuser Blend to induce sleep: Mix Lavender Oil and Tangerine Oil on a 3:1 ratio, for example, 6 drops of Lavender Oil and 2 drops of Tangerine Oil. Mix oil thoroughly in a glass bottle or container. Pour Oil blend in a diffuser with the right amount of water.
Applied topically and diluted in carrier oil like Oleia Pure Oil, Lavender oil helps moisturize chapped and aging skin and restore skin complexion with its powerful anti-oxidant action. Its anti-septic and anti-fungal properties may help to reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites. Known to have anti-microbial properties, it provides soothing relief to minor burns and cuts, decreasing pain and inhibiting bleeding while eliminating bacteria from the wound.
Lavender Oil helps restore skin complexion with its powerful anti-oxidant action and improve the look and feel of skin in eczema and psoriasis cases.
For topical use, add 12 drops of lavender essential oil to 30ml of Oleia Pure Oil (2% dilution) or 18 drops of lavender essential oil to 30ml of Oleia Pure Oil (3% dilution).
As a spray, Lavender acts as a natural perfume and a non-toxic air freshener that creates a relaxing atmosphere, especially for the bedroom.
We do not recommend the ingestion of essential oils. Pregnant and nursing women must seek the advice of a health care practitioner before using essential oils . Those taking prescription drugs are also advised to seek medical consultation prior to use.
Applying products to the skin that contain lavender oil might not be safe for young boys who have not yet reached puberty. These products might have hormone effects that could disrupt the normal hormones in a boy's body. In some cases, this has resulted in boys developing abnormal breast growth called gynecomastia. The safety of these products when used by young girls is not known.