Lavender Essential Oil
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- Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
- Aroma: Floral, sweet, herbaceous, fresh, astringent
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Source: France
- Note: Top Note
Relaxation, Stress relief, Anxiety, Allergies, Anti-fungal, Insomnia & Restlessness, Nausea, Menstrual Cramps, Anti-depressant Insect Bites
Lavender belongs to a plant family called Lamiaceae (previously Labiatae): the mint family.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) also has several common names: English lavender, French lavender, and true lavender. Lavender species are common in herb gardens for their fragrant leaves and attractive flowers.
Chemical families: Lamiaceae
Lavender essential oil is not only perfect for aromatherapy, but can be used for so much more. It is uplifting, calming, and fragrant and can be used to help with sleep, relaxation, headaches, and much more! Lavender blooms from late June to the end of August in the many fields of the Provence region in France. Nicknamed ‘Blue Gold’, Lavender oil is sought after by the world’s greatest perfumeries.
Apart from the mood-enhancing and soothing properties, lavender essential oil is a great addition to beauty & skincare routines. Lavender essential oil is packed with antioxidants and vitamins (such as Vitamin A and E). Vitamin A, is also called retinol, and is well-known for preventing signs of aging since it protects the skin from destructive free-radicals. It also helps with cell renewal, which provides utlra-soft skin after every use. Vitamin E is also excellent when it comes to protecting the skin from sun damage – it’s also found in lavender essential oil. Additionally, vitamin E acts as an emollient, which basically keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized. It calms itchy skin and functions as a natural anti-inflammatory to help reduce redness, swelling, and dryness of the skin.
Goodbye stress & anxiety:
Lavender essential oil is a go-to natural choice for reducing stress and anxiety. Many studies have shown that Lavender Essential oil carries potent anxiety-reducing, mood-enhancing and pain-relieving properties. It does so by reducing the levels of cortisol in the body (aka the stress hormones). To reduce stress, simply add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to your diffuser or oil burner to relax and unwind after a long day – or optimally, by your bed before sleeping. You can also apply the Lavender Essential Oil topically for the same benefits, but make sure to do a patch test before to ensure there are no allergic reactions.
A good night sleep:
Thanks to its stress-relieving qualities, Lavender Essential Oil is excellent when it comes to promoting faster and deeper sleep. You can diffuse Lavender Essential Oil in your room before sleeping or apply a few drops to your temples or behind your ears – or even use it as a pillow mist to have the best sleep of your life!
Relax and unwind:
Lavender Essential Oil has been used for many years to promote relaxation and peace of mind. To get the best relaxation benefits, simply add a few drops to a hot bath or add it to your body lotion or massage oil for the ultimate aromatherapy massage. The smell of Lavender will instantly relax you and create an air of serenity.
Did you know? Even babies can reap the benefits of Lavender Essential Oil! You can dilute and diffuse some Lavender drops in your baby’s room to help them calm down and sleep better – you can even add a few drops of Lavender Oil to a carrier oil such as Argan Oil or Sweet Almond Oil to give them a baby massage. These oils are natural and are safe to use on delicate baby skin.
Hair growth goals:
Aside from relaxation and aromatherapy, Lavender Essential Oil has been used by many generations to stimulate hair growth. It does so by improving blood flow to the hair follicles, it also prevents infections and controls dandruff which gives you a healthier scalp. You can add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, or even make a hair oil using a carrier oil of your choice with a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil.
Beards need it too:
There’s a growing trend when it comes to beard care and beard oils – and there’s no better oil than Lavender when it comes to stimulating beard hair growth and keeping the skin underneath healthy. Lavender Essential Oil helps soothe the skin and controls acne breakouts thanks to its anti-microbial properties. You can simply dilute a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a carrier oil of your choice and gently massage it onto your beard.
Acne of the past:
Lavender Essential oil is a great choice when it comes to choosing an oil that regulates sebum production and fights acne-causing bacteria. It also helps heal the skin barrier faster and keeps it hydrated and protected, all the while reducing redness and any swelling that may be present.
Keep aging at bay:
We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Luckily, Lavender Essential oil is packed with them! Incorporate those beautiful anti-oxidants in your skincare routine by adding a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to your daily moisturizer or face oil.
Post-workout pain relief:
Thanks to Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties, you can add it to a massage oil and massage any sore muscles after a good workout or yoga session. This will help ease any pains – including joint pains.
Before reaching out to your medicine cabinet, try rubbing some Lavender Essential Oil to your temples. This will help alleviate any migraine or headache you may be experiencing.
Cuts & wounds:
Lavender Essential Oil should be a staple in your first-aid kit. Since it has anti-bacterial and healing properties, it can help speed up wounds healing, along with any cuts or even insect bites. It can also reduce the appearance of scarring since it stimulates the regeneration of skin cells.
Ditch the chemicals:
Lavender Essential oil’s anti-septic properties make it an ideal choice for those looking to switch from harmful household chemicals to more natural alternatives. You can use it to clean surfaces around the house or spray it to kill any bacteria in the air.
You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your washing machine or when drying your clothes to make them smell beyond wonderful!
For a great grounding or meditation session, we recommend the following oil blend for your diffuser.
- 3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
These essential oils have a calming effect on the body and encourage an overall sense of feeling more relaxed when meditating.
If you close your eyes and inhale this blend, you will have the most satisfying and deep breath of your life!
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Use this recipe to enhance your hair’s condition and promote healthy growth to keep your locks thick and beautiful.
- 5 tablespoons of Argan Oil
- 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Spa at home:
Exfoliating using this Lavender essential oil sugar scrub is a lovely experience! Lavender essential oil has many skin benefits when used topically. The oil’s antibacterial qualities are known to fight against acne-causing bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidants, making Lavender essential oil an amazing choice for a body scrub.
Here’s how you can make it:
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Jojoba Oil
- 2-3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1-2 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
Create an air of comfort and relaxation around the house with this beautiful comforting blend:
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil
Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.
Aroma: In modern perfume making, lavender is frequently used in ‘feminine’ scents, but nevertheless still included in the production of many unisex colognes since it works well with other fragrant components like pine, sage and rosemary, as well as patchouli, oakmoss, bergamot, neroli and orange blossom.
It blends well with Orange, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Marjoram, Rose, Sandalwood, Lemon, Eucalyptus.
– Olfactory Family: Floral, Sweet, Herbaceous, Strong
– Note: Top note
– Strength: Medium
– Perfumes used in: Tom Ford Lavender Extreme Eau de Parfum, Fueguia 1833 Halo Lunar, Anu Essentials Sterling Botanical, Acqua di Parma Colonia Eau de Cologne Natural Spray, Gucci Moonlight Serenade, Jo Malone Londer Amber & Lavender Cologne, Lavender Eau de Cologne (by L’Occitane en Provence), La Nuit de l’Homme (by Yves Saint Laurent), Lovely (by Sarah Jessica Parker), Fougère Royale by Houbigant
Historic records prove that the use of Lavender Essential Oil, especially in the Mediterranean and Middle East, dates back to at least 2500 years. This made Lavender Essential oil quite a prized possession! Not to mention, Ancient Romans especially loved this oil!
- Ancient origins: Stemming from the Latin word ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash’, lavender was an important part of Ancient Roman cleansing practices thanks to its potent anti-bacterial properties and wonderful fresh smell.
- A lucky accident: René-Maurice Gattefossé quickly noticed the power of Lavender Essential Oil following an unfortunate eruption in his laboratory. His hand burned and as a reflex, he dipped his arm into the closest vessel of liquid, which happened to contain lavender essential oil. Gattefossé realized how rapidly the pain diminished and how his hand healed with little scarring. After this incident, he dedicated his life to the study of Lavender Essential Oil.
- A soldier’s staple: During World War I, many soldiers carried lavender oil in their first aid kits, using it on the battlefield for its healing and anti-septic properties.
Fun Facts About Lavender Essential Oil:
- A rare and tricky product: The harvest and yield of Lavender depends a lot on idea weather conditions.
- The most renowned perfumeries around the world seek out Lavender Oil – hence the nickname ‘blue gold’: an ode to its cherished presence in French culture.
- A natural insect repellent: While Lavender Essential Oil is directly calming for humans, most insects are deterred by the odor; making it an ideal a solution to keep those bites at bay!
Lavender is conventionally supposed to have an assortment of therapeutic and healing properties, ranging from provoking relaxation to treating parasitic infections, burns, and insect bites. There is more and more evidence that shows that lavender oil may be an effective treatment for many nervous disorders. Several animal and human trials and studies suggest anxiety-reducing, mood-ehancing, soothing, pain-relieving, and neuroprotective properties for lavender essential oil.
Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal Properties:
A study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that lavender essential oil is perfect for fighting fungal skin conditions. The researchers found that the oil was deadly to several strains of fungi that can cause skin diseases and problems.
The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.
|10 ml||30 ml||60 ml||120 ml||240 mL|
|0.5%||1 Drop||3 Drop||6 Drop||12 Drop||24 Drop|
|1 %||2 Drop||6 Drop||24 Drop||24 Drop||48 Drop|
|2%||4 Drop||12 Drop||48 Drop||48 Drop||96 Drop|
|3%||6 Drop||18 Drop||72 Drops||72 Drop||144 Drop|
|5%||10 Drop||30 Drop||120 Drop||120 Drop||240 Drop|
|Facial Use||0.2 – 1.5%|
|Body Massage||1.5 – 3%|
|Bath & Body Use||1 – 4%|
|Spot Treatment||3 – 5%|
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.
Shelf Life: 2 years
- Babies & Children:
To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine. Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.
Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:
- Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
- Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
- Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door
You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.
Using essential oils on pets:
The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.
If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pets behavior, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of R?t products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:
Single note essential oils:
- Clary Sage
Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:
- Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
- Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
- Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
- Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
- Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable
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