Lavender essential oil is a steam distillation of the flowers, harvested at their peak. Some of the best
lavender in the world is grown in the Mediterranean climates of France and Bulgaria.
Lavender. The very word conjures up an unmistakable aroma. Lavender means "to wash" in Latin, and the plant was used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans for everything from bathing, relaxation, cooking and perfume. Dried flower buds can be used for aromatic sachets, but it is the essential oil that has the most therapeutic properties.
Lavender essential oil is a steam distillation of the flowers, harvested at their peak. Some of the best lavender in the world is grown in the Mediterranean climates of France and Bulgaria. Essential oils can be used in three different ways: aromatically, topically and ingested (if they have been rigorously tested and approved for internal use).
Another therapeutic way to use Lavender oil is for mild skin irritations. Use it on minor cuts, wounds and blisters to comfort, cleanse and promote healthy healing. I love using it in the kitchen for minor burns.
Did you know that Lavender is a natural bug repellent? Simply add a few drops to an unscented lotion ora carrier oil. Otherwise, make a spray using a combination of Lavender and some Eucalyptus or Lemongrass, for more efficacy. So much safer to use on your children and pets than chemical-laden alternatives. Just remember to reapply every few hours.