Oil is extracted from the leaves of the evergreen shrub.
It is cultivated
in southern Europe and in countries as far apart as Australia and Britain.
was a favourite bath time cleaner for the ancient Romans and has been used to
oil is one of the most commonly used. It is both relaxing
and stimulating, a powerful antiseptic and healer, and it calms, refreshes,
invigorates and lifts the spirits.
In aromatherapy Lavender Essential
Oil is excellent for tension, tiredness or depression, skin problems and aches
or pains. Because it is so gentle, it may
be applied undiluted to burnt skin or insect bites and is safe to use
Massage, baths, inhalation, poultice,
A few drops in a hot bath
will make you feel pleasantly drowsy and relieve anxiety.
In a cool bath, Lavender
essential oil will refresh and energise.
Inhale a few drops from
a tissue to clear the head and lift the spirits. In massage, it is good for
tense muscles or mental fatigue.