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Lavender (Lavandula angustfolia)

What is Lavender?

The use of lavender has been recorded for more than 2,500 years. Egyptians, Phoenicians and the people of Arabia used lavender as a perfume — and also for mummification, by wrapping the dead in lavender-dipped shrouds. In ancient Greece, lavender was called “nardus,” “nard,” or “spikenard” (named for the Syrian city of Naarda) and was used as a cure for everything from insomnia and aching backs to insanity. 

Lavender oil is extracted primarily from the flowers of the plant through steam distillation. The oil is a favorite for massage because of its calming effect releasing stress and anxiety from your body and mind. It comes in handy during the winter months by moisturizing your skin keeping it hydrated and healthy.

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Floral and sweet

Plant Properties

Antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic, antitumor, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and vermifuge.


Lavender has been proven beneficial in reducing insomnia, hair loss, burns, nervous tension, respiratory infections, high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis. menstrual problems/PMS, skin conditions, blood fat/cholesterol reduction, reducing excess sebum on skin.

Blends with:

Cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, pine, nutmeg, and all of the citrus oils


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