Lavender needs no real introduction, an evergreen, woody shrub, that grows to around a metre in height. Narrow, slender leaves with various shades of purple to blue coloured flowers. An ornamental version is available in whites and pinks flowers, though not suitable for extracting oil. The entire plant is highly aromatic.
Lavender oil is probably the best known of all the essential oils. It seems no medicine kit is complete without a bottle of Lavender. This is most likely due to the number of conditions that Lavender can assist, along with being an oil that is safe to use on children, adults and the elderly alike.
Bulgaria has been producing good quality Lavandula angustifolia as an alternative to France for many decades. The oil is similar to the French Alpine in that it is also very high on esters such as linalyl acetate and is suitable for all applications from Aromatherapy down.
Lavender is appreciated for its balancing & calming, and soothing and healing properties, advantageous for relieving stress & irritability, along with the added advantage as an excellent agent for dry, sensitive or irritated skin, leaving it feeling soft, fresh and clean. Being a gentle and balancing fragrance which has been used for perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and medicines. Along with Lavenders’ purifying, cleansing and detoxifying qualities.
Blends well with : Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Labdanum, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Citrus and Floral oils.