Lavandula angustifolia / Lavandula officinalis
Country of Origin
Indigenous to the Mediterranean region, but now cultivated all over the world. Mainly France and also Spain.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Clear with a Tinge of Yellow
Strength of Initial Aroma
Lavender Essential Oil smells floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous.
Possible Substitute Oils
Lavandin, spike lavender, neroli, bergamot, basil (Linalool CT), cistus, frankincense
Blends Well With
Lavender Essential Oil and Uses
Cognitive support and brain health. Source: Dorene Petersen, Presentation: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils. August 9, 2017, New Brunswick, NJ. Alliance of International Aromatherapists 2017 Conference. AIA 2017 Conference Proceedings page 221-222.
Acne, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Athlete’s Foot, Bruises, Burns, Chicken Pox, Colic, Cuts, Cystitis, Depression, Dermatitis, Dysmenorrhea, Earache, Flatulence, Headache, Hypertension, Insect Bites, Insect Repellent, Itching, Labor Pains, Migraine, Oily Skin, Rheumatism, Scabies, Scars, Sores, Sprains, Strains, Stress, Stretch Marks, Vertigo, Whooping Cough, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, skin healing, analgesic, relieves burns and sunburns, immune supportive, anticancer, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antifungal, antispasmodic, diuretic, nervine (calms and soothes the nerves), sedating, reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes, aids digestion, reduces fever, helps bruises and boils heal, helps relieve colic, helps relieve painful menstruation, encourages restful sleep, eases cough, helps relieve headache, balances blood pressure, stimulating, relaxing, combats irritability, adaptogenic, antidepressant, reduces anxiety, stress management, reduces fear, calms shock and panic attacks, encourages feelings of love.
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 121-122.
Lavender Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Lavender Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325-328.]
Recommended Dilution Range
General Safety Information
Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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