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Organic Lavender, Spike Lavender, & Lavandin Essential Oil

LAVENDER - BOTANICAL NAMES: lavandula angustifoliaOrganic Lavender Essential Oil from The Organic WItch
ORIGIN: Albania
PART USED: flowering tops
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: unknown

LAVENDER SPIKE - BOTANICAL NAME: lavandula latifolia
ORIGIN: Spain
PART USED: flowering tops
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: none

LAVANDIN - BOTANICAL NAME: lavandula hybrida (plant cross of angustifolia and latifolia)
ORIGIN: France
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FOOD GRADE: yes
GMO CONTENT: none


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.
MAGICAL USES: balances chakras, business success, celibacy, conscious mind (stimulates), happiness, health (maintain), love, peace, protection, purification, sleep, third-eye chakra.

GCMS Information:

 Lavender Lav. Spike Lavandin
 Chemical Constituents % Chemical Constituents % Chemical Constituents %
Acetate Linalool 32.58 Linalool 43.15 Linalool 32.3
Linalool 21.9 Eucalyptol 26.91 Linalyl Acetate
27.99 
CIS-beta-Ocimene 8 Camphor 12.39 Camphor 7.26
Terpenene-1Ol-4
 6 beta-Pinene 1.68 Limonene 6.42
Camphor 4.47 alpha-Pinene 1.42 beta-Caryophyllene 5.72
Acetate Lavandulol 3.06 beta-Caryophyllene 1.31 alpha-Terpineol 3.42
Octonen-3-ON 2.05     Neryl Acetate  1.49
1,8 Cineol 1.55     trans-beta-Terpineol  1.18
alpha-Terpenol 1.45        
Borneol 1.4        
beta-Pinene  1.28        
alpha-Pinene  1.02        

Lavender Information:

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation, and to treat respiratory problems. Lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of the plant through steam distillation. The essential oil can be used in making perfumes, aromatherapy, soap, candles, potpourri, and many other aromatic preparations, almost too numerous to mention.

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 to the skin undiluted, and that pregnant women and children under 5 should not use it, except in dilutions of 1% or lower. Please see the other safety concerns here.

Definitions:

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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