Properties of lavender essential oil
Have you heard of lavender essential oil? Surely yes! the well-known aroma that relaxes body and soul.
The use of lavender has been documented for over 2500 years. The ancient Egyptians used lavender for mummification and perfume. The Romans used lavender oils for cooking, bathing, and scenting the air, and the name is derived from the Latin verb lavare, meaning "to wash." The Romans also used lavender oil in soaps and carried it with them throughout the Roman Empire. In medieval and Renaissance France, women who did laundry for hire were known as "lavenders". Clothes were washed in lavender and hung to dry on lavender bushes. Lavender was used to scent drawers, perfume the air, and prevent infection and heal wounds. It was also recognized in Roman times for its antiseptic and healing qualities. The ancient Greeks used lavender to combat insomnia and back pain. As we can see, it is linked to great civilizations and is still present in ours.
In those stressful moments it can be your ally to create a relaxing atmosphere, to fall asleep just before going to sleep and applied to the skin it has known regenerative properties.
It has a pleasant sweet, floral aroma that makes it ideal to diffuse when you need it.
Lavender is an evergreen shrub with pale green leaves and violet-blue flowers on a spike. The whole plant is very aromatic. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is now cultivated throughout the world. Bulgaria, France and Spain are the main producers.
Lavender essential oil is a colorless to pale yellow liquid with a sweet, floral herbaceous note. It is one of the main products used in perfumery. The most representative componentsvos They are linalyl acetate, linalool lavandulyl, and lavandulyl acetate.
Characteristics of lavender essential oil
Lavandula angustifolia (officinalis, vera)
País de origen
By steam distillation
Linalyl Acetate, Linalol
Soothing/purifying: By diffusing the aroma of lavender in the atmosphere, we manage to relieve problems of irritability, stress, tiredness, nervousness, as well as helping us to breathe better.
lavender oil for sleep
Sleep is the phase where our body regenerates for the next day and it is vitally important to have quality sleep. One study found that several puffs of lavender oil before bed increased the percentage of time spent in deep sleep in healthy men and women. It even has beneficial effects for insomniacs: One study found that inhaling lavender oil twice a week for 20 minutes at a time calmed the nervous system and improved indicators of sleep quality for women with insomnia compared to an oil of lavender without lavender oil.
lavender oil for anxiety
Reduce stress, nerves, anxiety: Dilute 10% lavender with sweet almond and massage the spine, the inside of the wrists and the soles of the feet. You will notice that feeling of relief that will make you or your partner feel like new.
lavender oil for wrinkles
Lavender oil is acclaimed for its effects antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, which makes it a natural ally for the beauty of your skin. They fight free radicals and slow down the aging of the skin. Including a drop or two of lavender oil in your favorite lotion or face cream will give your skin a boost of antioxidant power before bed.
Lavender oil to relax the body
Feeling of tired legs: To combat the sensation of heavy legs, we will carry out a synergy of aes that will help us to activate the circulation and feel better.
In a 100 ml container, add 40 drops of lavender + 20 drops of cypress + 25 drops of camphor rosemary + 15 drops of peppermint, mix with sweet almond vegetable oil.
Maximum Dilution for topical use: 2% for facial use – 4% for body use
Contraindications of lavender essential oil
Like all essential oils, which are concentrated plant extracts, they contain allergens. Therefore, it is better that you always check the label and ask an expert if you have any doubts. The advice of an aromatherapist is highly recommended if you are going to immerse yourself in the world of aromatherapy to do it in the safest way possible.
If you are going to use lavender essential oil with the diffuser, you should not worry as it is the most innocuous method.
However, topical use requires a carrier oil of which you should not exceed the recommended % dilution. In the products of VOS Pure Essence you can check it in the chips.
In any case, remember that for topical facial use, the maximum dilution will be 2% and for body use, 4%.
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Why choose our lavender essential oil?
En VOS Pure Essence we have planted our fields with lavender seeds to choose the best qualities of essential oils for you. In addition, we have adjusted our production processes so that each bottle contains just what you need. The pure essence of 100% natural lavender.
What should a good lavender essential oil have?
Purity is essential if you are looking for a quality product. Depending on what the percentage is, the oil will give you more or less natural benefits.
In our online store, we only offer you a 100% pure lavender essential oil, so you can enjoy its properties.
Avoid those that have been loaded with synthetic products because, in addition, they could pose a risk to your health.
Likewise, a good lavender essential oil must be certified as Bio or ecological. In other words, lavender has been cultivated only with natural fertilizers, just as we do in our plantations. Without pesticides or chemicals, to take care of the seed from the first moment.
Finally, it is also important that it is presented in a suitable container, because in this way its properties will be preserved for a longer time. The best jars are the darkest or opaque ones, so that ultraviolet rays do not harm the oil.
How to know if lavender essential oil is of quality?
Enjoying all its properties is as simple as making sure that the oil meets these requirements:
- No chemicals have been used in the plantation.
- If you can, choose a company that has its own farms and distillers, like ours. This guarantees a better product quality because we are involved in the entire process.
- The essential oil is 100% pure.
- The scientific name is mentioned on the label: Lavandula angustifolia.
- In addition, you must indicate its origin.
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Where to apply lavender essential oil?
The most recommended uses are:
- Through an aromatherapy diffuser or with a humidifier.
- Topically, mixing it with a vegetable oil and applying directly to the skin. Remember that for topical facial use, the maximum solution will be 2% and for body use, 4%.
- You can also add a drop or two to your moisturizer or shower gel.
Frequently asked questions about lavender essential oil
Did you know that the benefits of lavender were discovered in the early XNUMXth century? The French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé saw first-hand how lavender healed a serious burn he had suffered quite quickly, and also helped prevent scarring.
Since then, he has been fascinated by its properties and has continued to investigate, but not before coining the term “aromatherapy” in 1928. Lavender essential oil is one of the essential oils with the most history and prominence in this world. Although it is well known, there are still some doubts about its use that we will resolve below.
Lavender essential oil is the safest in aromatherapy. It is suitable for children, we recommend older than 6 months. It can be very useful in diffusion to create a relaxed atmosphere to prepare for bedtime, in intervals of about 30 minutes or for massages with a vegetable oil. Skins are different, so we always recommend a test and start with low doses, about 5 drops per 100 ml.
Yes, in general terms, aromatherapy for pregnant women is possible, although it should always be used properly. There are some oils that are not recommended due to their contraindications, but this is not the case with lavender.
It is perfect for relieving headaches, falling asleep and controlling the anxiety that may be felt during pregnancy. Even in childbirth, the use of aromatherapy is appropriate since essential oils penetrate your body through the skin and help you receive your baby with a balance of emotions and greater well-being
Probably not. It is a safe oil and the studied dosages allow a good use, however each skin is unique and we recommend starting with the dosages indicated on our packaging and observing if there is any effect
No, it is not considered phototoxic. Citrus fruits are usually phototoxic and other oils. This is because they have aromatic compounds that break down in the sun and can cause allergic reactions.
It is recommended that essential oils do not come into contact with eyes and mucous membranes of our body. The skin has a very good acceptance of this wonderful oil.