The Organic Witch
Certified Aromatherapist

Organic Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has many wonderful healing properties, due in large part to its high linalol content. Linalol, a chemical constituent found in many essential oils, is known to be analgesic (pain-relieving), anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and sedative. Lavender is extremely versatile and is definitely an essential oil that you want to have in your first aid kit! Being one of the very few essential oils that is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) to apply neat (without being diluted), makes it especially easy to apply in emergency situations… just a drop here and there, no mixing or fuss!

For Sunburn:
Mix 15-20 drops Lavender Essential Oil in 1oz Aloe Vera Carrier Oil (or aloe vera gel if you have it on hand). Apply the mixture liberally to the affected area as needed. This will help to ease the pain and will reduce the redness and inflammation. Also works great for direct-heat burns, such as those unfortunate oil splash or curling iron incidents!

For Headaches:
Apply 1 drop directly to each temple and massage in gently. Sit in a quiet, dark room for 15 minutes while the Lavender does its magic! If the headache is tension-related apply the oil to the back of the neck also.

For Sleeplessness or Insomnia:
Mix 30 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 0.5oz water, and 0.5oz alcohol (rubbing or high grade vodka) in a 1oz spray bottle. Shake well and spritz the mixture lightly on your pillow and bedspread. This will help to relax you and induce sleep.

For Blackheads and Zits:
Apply 2 drops neat at the first sign of a pimple and watch as it disappears!

For the Chakras:
Lavender is mainly associated with stimulation of the crown chakra, but can also be used with the heart and solar plexus chakras.

Energetic Applications:
Lavender is cooling, balancing, and is “Yang” energy.

Magical Uses:
Balances chakras, business success, celibacy, stimulates the conscious mind, happiness, health (maintain), love, peace, protection, purification, sleep.

The main difference between the two types of Organic Lavender that we carry is that the latifolia variety has more camphor and ketone content. This means that you should use more caution when applying it to the skin undiluted, and that pregnant women and children under 5 should not use it, except in dilutions of 1% or lower.

Oil Profile:
LAVENDER BOTANICAL NAME: Lavandula angustifolia
ORIGIN: Bulgaria
PART USED: flowering tops
FRAGRANCE: floral, fresh, light, sweet
BLENDS WELL WITH: allspice, amyris, basil, carrot, cedarwood, chamomile, cistus, clary sage, clove, cypress, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, lime, mandarin, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, orange, patchouli, pepper, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, spearmint, spikenard, tangerine, tea tree, thyme, tonka, verbena, vetiver, wintergreen, yarrow.
AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, anxiety, balancing, calming, concentration, cooling, exhaustion, fatigue, hysteria, nervous tension, relaxing, soothing, stress.

Definitions of Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic: any medicine that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
Antidepressant: an agent that prevents or counteracts depression.
Anti-inflammatory: an agent that prevents or counteracts inflammation.
Antimicrobial: capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microbes.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Cholagogue: an agent that promotes the discharge of bile.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Stimulant: increases physiological or nervous activity in the body.
Sudorific: produces sweat.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Vermifuge: something that acts as a drug to cause expulsion or death of intestinal worms.

Safety Warnings: As with many other essential oils, pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using lavender essential oil. It is also recommended that diabetics stay away from lavender oil. It may also cause allergic reactions to people having sensitive skin. Lavender is one of very few essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin without a carrier oil.

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*** The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).