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Lavender Essential Oil

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Lavender essential oil is prized for more than 120 medicinal uses. It is one of the most versatile oils and due to its great ability to heal mind body and spirit lavender essential oil is one of the bestselling essential oils in the world. This is the oil which must be included in first aid kit at home, school and also during travel.

Lavender plant is cultivated in many parts of the world, but all are not apt for distilling its oil. For lavender oil distillation 'True Lavender' variety of lavender plant must he cultivated. Bulgaria, France, India, US, Tasmania, Ukraine, Greece, Albania are well known for the cultivation and distillation for true lavender essential oil.

Botanical name of True Lavender is lavandula angustifolia.

Apart from true lavender two more varieties are grown, Lavandin and Spike lavender. They belong to same family of lavender but hybrid.

In aromatherapy Lavender mean True Lavender aka French Lavender.

Aroma of lavender essential is oil is sweet, floral and fresh. Its perfumery note is middle to top. Lavender essential oils blends well with Grapefruit, patchouli, geranium, peppermint and spikenard.

Lavender Essential oil is highly beneficial for a healthy skin, muscle pain, skin care and deep sleep. In case for fire burn it can be applied directly on the skin at the injured part. Lavender essential oil helps in relieving stress and strain. Esp. during travel lavender oil can help you to get relaxed and feel comfortable. Because of its anti-dandruff, cooling and relaxing properties it is used in many famous shampoos. In soap making most of the time people prefer to use lavandin, not lavender because lavandin is way cheaper than true lavender essential oil.

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