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.
I'm probably the only person on earth who loathes lavender. Really hate the scent. I really hated when all the DIY and some higher end skin care products began using lavender all the time. I love the flower to look at but that scent. bah! On me it is very drying, too. I want to like it since it is in so many amazing products. I had to find substitutes. I love this article so I will use the recommendations but swap out lavender for something else!
12/4/2018 10:13:17 am
Lavender is definitely one of those scents that you can never go wrong with. It's calming and relaxing, plus it smells good too. I use lavender essential oils for my balm and body butter business. I also concocted a linen spray, and have a diffuser at home that I put a blend of lavender and sweet orange essential oils in. You can say that it's my current scent obsession right now, and I'm so happy that my husband loves it too because the house smells of lavender fields, sometimes with a hint of orange.
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