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Lavender Essential Oil

lavender essential oil

Details

Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia, is a flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean.

It is a strongly aromatic shrub growing as high as 2 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, 2 – 6 cm long, and 4 – 6 mm broad. The flowers are pinkish-purple and grow on spikes 2 – 8 cm long at the top of the slender, leafless stems.

Benefits

  • Promotes healthy looking skin
  • Promotes healthy looking hair
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Encourages calm and relaxing feelings

Application

  • Diffuse
  • Topical (External, Diluted)

Intensity

Mild, use with caution.

Suggestions

You can try making a spray with distilled water and use it to spray your pillow for a relaxing aroma. Do be careful of stains.

Caution

Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Use pure unadulterated essential oils only.

AttentionResearch suggests that applying lavender seems to have effects that can disrupt the normal hormones in a boy’s body.
Lavender may slow down the central nervous system and possibly affect the anesthesia and other medications given during and after surgery.

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