Lavender

August 26, 2015

Lavender

Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Extraction: Steam distilled

Lavender is very versatile essential oil known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to treat common skin disorders such as psoriasis and other inflammatory conditions where it can help to reduce itching, swelling, and redness. 

It is known to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect the scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems.

It has the following properties: anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, & anti-bacterial.

Lavender is also an effective pest deterrent when the oil is applied to the skin. It has shown to be effective against mosquitos, fleas, lice & lice eggs. If bitten by a bug, you can apply lavender essential oil to act as an anti-inflammatory. 

Did you know it takes nearly 30 square feet of lavender plant to produce just 15 mL of lavender essential oil? 





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