Lavender Essential Oil
Origin:Hungary Botanical Name:Lavandula Agustifolia
This fragrant oil is 100% pure and natural. The flowering tops are steam distilled.
Lavender essential oil has a host of benefits, both cosmetic and therapeutic. Some of these include:
- Relief from migraine headaches
- Reduction of stress
- Improved sleep
- Increased antioxidant activity
Often referred to as a "medicine chest in a bottle" this extremely safe oil can be used "neat" (undiluted) and is a must for every first-aid kit.
- Healing for inflamed insect bites and stings
Safety Considerations for Essential Oil Use
essential oils out of reach of children. Do not leave a bottle which has
no fixed integral dropper where a child could take off the cap and consume
not use directly on or near the eyes; ensure caution with compresses. Most
diluted essential oils will sting the eyes; if accidents happen, flush
with clean warm water; if NEAT oils get is the eye, immediately flush with
cold full fat milk, or vegetable oil to dilute. If stinging is not
alleviated, seek medical assistance.
not, unless otherwise advised by an expert, apply neat essential oil onto
remove neat oil spills on hands, use cream or vegetable oil to dilute,
apply soap, wash with warm water; may need to be repeated.
assume that an essential oil will have the same properties as credited to
the whole plant from which it is obtained.
any oil should only be undertaken under the supervision of a professional
health advisor and never exceed the suggested amount.
oils should always be used diluted over a large body area.
(of EOs) can cause headaches, nausea and general feeling of uneasiness;
drink plenty of water, get fresh air, take frequent breaks.
not drive a motor vehicle (or allow client to) immediately following a
relaxation treatment or after using soporific oils (e.g., clary sage)
the frequency when using essential oils. If used daily over a two week
period, give a week's grace before recommencing treatment.
the chance of acquiring a sensitivity reaction from constant use of same
oil(s) over several years by varying choices. This gives the body a break
from constant use.
any kind of skin rash is observed when using a particular essential oil,
stop using it immediately and try another o