French Lavender – Lavandula stoechas
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Used to make the St John’s Day bonfires
Lighter than other Lavendulas, French Lavender Oil has a more fragrant aroma which many children find easier to like.
Blends Well With
French Lavender blends with citruses, and especially bergamot, oakmoss, patchouli, pines, rosemary, Neroli, orange blossom and sage
Its medicinal uses are much the same as for English Lavender. The oil was used by country people in France and Spain to dress wounds and relieve pain. The Arabs made use of it as an expectorant and anti-spasmodic. It is often preferred by children as the action is not so powerful and the scent not quite as strong which means it is not so overpowering for youngsters. Lavender is the most versatile and useful oil and has an abundance of uses. It relaxes and soothes the mind & body and is ideal for use in a first aid kit at home. Relaxing / calming of the cardio-vascular system it is useful with palpitations. Good for sprains, rheumatic pains and muscular spasms. Promotes the growth of new skin cells and balances skin sebum. Good for burns, sunburn, eczema and boils and abscesses. Antiseptic / antibacterial. With care, it can be used neat on wounds & burns. Can be useful for dandruff, when added to a base shampoo. Can be used by all ages. With great care it can be used directly on the skin to relieve allergic reactions. In recent tests, it showed significant decreases of blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature, which indicated a decrease of autonomic arousal.
- Vaporize to give relief from insomnia
- In a diffuser, it has a sedative effect on the heart and is relaxing and calming
- Diluted to 2% or less in a carrier oil it can be used in massage to help with PMT. It has excellent pain-relieving properties – good for sprains, rheumatic pains and muscular spasms, burns, sunburn, eczema and boils and abscesses.
Lavender lifts dark thoughts. It relaxes and soothes the mind & body. Helpful in gentling horses for riding
GRAS (Generally regarded as Safe). Lavender is one of the only essential oils which can be used without dilution if great care is taken.
Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Lavandulyl Acetate, Terpineol, Limonene, β-Caryophyllene, Terpinen-4-ol, Borneol, α-Terpineol, (Z)- β-Ocimene, 3-Octanone, (E)-β-Ocimene
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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