Lavender

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Lavendula Angustifolia Var. Buena Vista

Lavender is an evergreen plant that has lilac colored flowers and is native to the Mediterranean area. The plant reached a height of approximately 3 ft. There are over 30 different species of lavender.

Lavender is one of the most widely used essential oils. It is calming and refreshing and has been used therapeutically for soothing insect bites and burns.

Practical Uses

  • Calming in small amounts.
  • Stimulating to the nervous system in large amounts.
  • Uplifts the mood.
  • Alleviates fluid retention.
  • Disinfectant.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Kills parasites and lice.

Precautions

Although it is generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, it may cause an allergic reaction  in some individuals.

Sourcing

E-Scentially Yours uses lavender essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from Pacific Northwest region of the U.S.A. The essential oil is obtained from the flowers.