Organic Lavender Oil-
Aroma: Floral, fresh
Aromatherapy Benefits: Relaxing, soothing
Corresponding Element: Water
Corresponding Planet: Mercury
Benefits: Lavender oil may be used to eliminate harmful bacteria, making it effective in preventing and healing many bacterial conditions including acne. It can also relieve muscle spasms and tension, disinfect and sooth the skin, promote the healing of scars, and reduce the formation of wrinkles. It is often used to relieve stress and may reduce cortisol levels that contribute to the stress hormone, thereby increasing natural immunity. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful in treating burns, especially sun burn, and it's calming properties make it an excellent sleep aid. It may also help reduce feelings of depression for some individuals.
Energetic Uses: Used to promote love, peace, protection, and for purification
History and folklore: Originating from the Latin word Lavare, meaning to wash, Lavender has been used since ancient times. As one of many herbs added to love sachets during the renaissance, lavender is believed to bring stability and promote fidelity in romantic relationships.
Primary Chakra Activation: 4th (heart), 6th (third eye), 7th (crown)
Plant Part Used: Flower
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.