Botanical Name: Lavandula dentata
Plant Portion: Flower Head
Extraction Method: Most common is steam distilled
Origin: Grown now all over the world, in Europe commonly
Description: Shrub like bush about one meter in height
contains long narrow leaves. Flowers are a very bright violet
blue. The majority of the oil yielded by the flowers is contained
in the glands on the calyx.
Color: The plant color is yellow with a green hue. The
plant flowers as a light purple flower.
Historical Uses: Over the centuries lavender has been
used as an anticonvulsive,antidepressent,anagesic,and antiseptic.
Aromatherapists generally consider lavender to be most
versatile essential oil for it's many theraputic qualities.
It has been used extensively for medicinal purposes dealing
with the pain of burns and to prevent infections. Known for
it's cytophylactic properties, it is also used to enhance
rapid healing and to reduce scarring. It has become very popular
among the massage therapist trade, known for a very pleasant
floral scent. Historically lavender has also been used as decongestant,
diuretic and as a deodorant. All of these numerous uses has
led to its' enormous popularity.
History: Lavender was believed throughout Europe by the
Romans and then later by benedictine monks. It grows primarily
in dry arid areas. Travelers to the new world were thoght to
have brought it along with them as a an antiseptic.
Mixes with:bay, bergamot, chamomile,
citronella, clarysage, eucalyptus,geranium, jasmine, lemon,
mandarin, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, tangerine, thyme,
rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang