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Lavender: Himalayan High Alpine Essential Oil

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Himalayan Lavender is a form of true lavender grown in India. It shares the same chemistry and therapeutic properties as its other lavender relatives with a slightly different scent. Himalayan lavender generally is fresher and more herbaceous scented than the other forms.

Name of Oil: High Alpine Lavender

Latin Binomial: Lavandula angustifolia

Extraction Method: Steam

Countries of Origin: India

Scent Profile: floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous, sometimes slightly fruity

Parts used in distillation: flowers

Oil Characteristics: clear with a tinge of yellow, thin, medium intensity

Cultivation: Organically Grown

Applications

Aromatherapy Uses:

Burns, healing of the skin, pain, inflammation, acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, boils, wounds, sunburn, muscular aches/pains, arthritis, stress, sedative, stimulant, mental/emotional agitation, alleviates fears, revives the spirit, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraine, PMS, menstrual pain, colds, flu, bronchitis, throat infection, catarrh, asthma, insect repellant, bug bites

Subtle & Emotional Uses:

Calms the spirit, relieves irritability, nervous tension, relaxing, calming, meditation

History

One of the main scents used in toilet waters and potpourris, recommended throughout history as a natural antiseptic

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, limonene, 1,8 cineole, cis-ocimene,trans-ocimene, 3octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene,terpinen-4-ol, lavendulyl acetate

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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