Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Parts Used: Flowering tops
Chakra Association: Crown
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, soft and floral, slightly spicy
Traditional Use: Bath and body products, candles
Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, calmative cardiotonic, cholagogue, cicatrisant, hypotensive, verimifuge.
Mental, Emotional Effects: Calming, stabilizing, helps to ease nervous tension and dissipate feelings of panic and hysteria, helps to release pent-up energy within.
Benefits: Nervous tension, insomnia, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, colic, irritable bowel, PMS, menstrual pain, muscular stiffness and aching, UTI, respiratory infections.
Blends Well With: bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss.
Of Interest: Lavender is the most widely used essential oil plant. Its name was derived from the Latin “lavare” which means to wash, probably from its common use in cleansing wounds.
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non irritant, generally considered safe. There are, however some known cases of allergic reaction to lavender.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Specific gravity (g/cm3): 0.884
Refractive Index: 1.457
Optical rotation: -9.0*
Linalyl acetate: 42.4%
Lavandulyl acetate: 2.0%