Like its counterpart from Bulgaria, French Lavender has a wide array of uses and therapeutic properties. It’s an excellent essential oil to keep on hand for anything dealing with the mind and skin and is also quite helpful with the respiratory system.
Lavender has been around, at least in recorded history, for over 2,500 years. Ancient texts from the Persian, Greek and Roman civilizations mention this fragrant herb and its importance to their culture as a purifying ingredient.
The word “lavender” comes from “lavare”, which means “to wash.” People used lavender in baths and as a perfume, deodorant and disinfectant. Lavender is still one of the most important herbs, and essential oils, that we have today.
It treats almost every part of the body, from skin, muscles and joints to organs, hair, urinary tract, respiration and digestion.
Lavender is an effective, all-natural disinfectant, and can be used in homemade cleaning products, combined with simple ingredients like coconut oil, baking soda, or white vinegar.
French Lavender essential oil is one of the primary oils that everyone should have on hand, for everything from stress relief, house cleaning and first aid!
Stress: Lavender is known for its soothing, peaceful energy, its fragrant buds and oil providing instant calm to mood swings and stressful situations. Lavender is used in everything from lotions to air fresheners, candles and eye pillows, so that we can enjoy that blissful feeling of peace that envelops us when we smell its heavenly aroma. You can put a drop on your pillowcase for a good night’s sleep, or keep the bottle in your purse for stressful moments at work or school. One whiff and you’ll feel the peace!
Hair: Lavender is the #1 essential oil for hair. It is proven to treat hair loss (alopecia), and to promote new hair growth. It is anti-inflammatory, so use lavender for soothing itchy, dry scalp and eliminating dandruff, and maintaining flake-free scalp and hair. Lavender is a natural way to get rid of head lice, nits and eggs fast!- And it’s a natural that contains no harmful chemicals that enter through the pores of the scalp!
Skin, Muscles and Joints: Lavender relieves aches and pains of joints and muscles fast, and works well as a bath soak with some Epsom salts. This versatile herbal oil also treats burns, cuts, sprains, acne, eczema and psoriasis, insect bites and itchy, dry skin, and even wrinkles. You can use lavender for almost any skin condition, as it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory, and can be used in a small amount of carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba, as a skin moisturizer and muscle rub.
Tip: Mix with baking soda for a fragrant scrub that will leave your kitchen and bathroom spotless and smelling oh-so-good!
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Zodiac Signature Oil: Virgo (A 3 in x 3 in Zodiac card (as pictured) is included with each purchase.)
Properties: Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antiphlogistic, Antimicrobial, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitoxic, Antiviral, Bactericide, Carminative, Cholagogue, Cicatrisant, Cordial, Cytophylactic, Deodorant, Decongestant, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hypotensive, Insecticidal, Nervine, Parricidal, Restorative, Rubefacient, Sedative, Splenetic, Sudorific, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary.
Abscesses, Acne, Alopecia, Anger, Asthma, Balances sebum, Balances Central Nervous System, Boils, Bronchitis, Burns, Carbuncles, Catarrh, Cleanses dog bites, Clears the spleen and the liver, Colds, Colic, Earache, Eases menstrual pain, Eczema, Epilepsy, Exhaustion, Flatulence, Fungal growths and infections, Gangrenous wounds, Hair tonic, Headaches, Increases gastric secretion, Insecticide, Insomnia, Keeps infections down, Laryngitis, Lowers high blood pressure, Manic Depression, Migraines, Muscle spasms, Nausea, Painful menstruation, Palpitations, Positive effect on psychological disorders, Promotes cell growth, Psoriasis, Purifies the air, Reduces inflammation, Regulates menstrual cycle, Rheumatic pains (blend with Marjoram enhances its effect), Scanty periods, Scarring, Sedative to heart, Speeds delivery in childbirth while simultaneously bringing down the pain of contractions (massaging the lower back helps to expel afterbirth), Sprains and Strains (blend with Marjoram enhances its effect), Stimulates bile production (which helps the body to properly digest fats), Sunburns, Swelling, Throat infections, Tonic to Respiratory System, Tuberculosis, Vomiting.
Precautions: Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy, use caution if suffering from low blood pressure.
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