Lavender Provence Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia, L. officinalis, L. vera
Origin: France, Region of Provence
Aroma: Herbaceous, floral
Perfume Note: Middle to top
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source: Flowering tops
Main Chemical Components: Linalol, linalyl acetate, lavandulyl acetate, caryophyllene
Bergamot, Chamomile (Roman and German), Lemon, Geranium, Clove, Clary Sage, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Rose, jasmine, ravensara, lemongrass, and Mandarin Essential Oils.
Description and Uses:
We carry several Lavenders, and while we love all of them, this is by far our favorite. The aroma is velvety smooth with a sweetness that's herbaceous, soft and incredibly rich. It is gentle, versatile and has a lovely, velvety-soft, floral aroma. We think it's worth the extra expense, especially if you're looking for an oil to help with relaxation.
Lavender's Traditional Properties:
Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antivenomus, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, and tonic.
Lavender essential oil is used to help relieve headaches, PMS, cramps, and muscular aches and pains. It can help relieve sinus and nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. Probably most well known for its ability to reduce stress and promote restful slumber, Lavender oil is the number one choice for many when they need calming, grounding and rest. In fact, aromatherapy researchers found that Lavender oil was the most effective essential oil for relaxing brainwaves and decreasing stress.
Lavender essential oil is also extremely useful in the treatment of burns, including sunburn, insect bites, and inflammatory skin conditions. Many use it to ward off insects, and as an ingredient in cleaning and getting rid of odors in their home. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied neat (for instance, in case of a minor burn), although care still needs to be taken.