Essential Oil – Lavender

From the desk of our Clinical Aromatherapist – Mikki Anderson

Lavender Essential Oil
(Lavandula Angustafolia)

Lavandula angustafolia, or what is known as “True Lavender,” is different from other lavender oils because it is entirely free of camphor, so it gives a softer, rounder, sweeter smell than those containing camphor.  This wonderful oil is: antispasmotic, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, diuretic, bacterial, analgesic, anti-depressant.  It is good for:

  • Asthma
  • Burns
  • Headaches (& migraines)
  • Hypertension
  • Indigestion
  • Insect bites
  • Sedation (anxiety, aggitation or insomnia)
  • Sinus Congestion (not with hay fever)
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Pain Management/Stress Management

Note: Direct contact with the skin is not recommended; Inhalation is the safest usage. However I support dermal application if properly diluted in a high quality carrier oil specic for the application – FREE consultation.