Guide - Fine Lavander EO
The Story :
Fine Lavender, also called “officinal lavender”, is a typical shrub of southern France and Provence. It is generally 30 to 70 cm high and grows wild in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean basin. It is probably one of the oils, if not the essential oil most used in modern aromatherapy, because of its many virtues and its softness.
It is a medicinal and aromatic plant well known since ancient times, it has been used by many civilizations: the Egyptians used it in their embalming rituals, the Romans used it to perfume their baths and clothes, it was used as a disinfectant in the Middle Ages and it was long added to laundry detergent water to clean and perfume laundry. It is also used in Buddhist and Ayurvedic medicines. The Latin word lavanda means “To wash, to purify”.
One of the legends of Provençal folklore tells that lavender is due to a fairy, and that the purple shards of its flowers are none other than the tears of the latter. The essential oil of fine lavender is one of the essential oils in the field of aromatherapy, for its many virtues and its softness.
The Plant :
Fine Lavender is a perennial shrub and bushy from 40 to 60 cm. We have selected extracts of Fine Lavender of Provence, cradle full of sunshine of this plant and producing an essential oil of Fine Lavender of superior quality. It has a fresh, floral scent with camphor and menthol notes.
- Calming and relaxing
- Diluted in a Vegetable Oil, it is calming and regenerating for the skin.
In infusion: For its calming and relaxing properties.
To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, too hot water would tend to evaporate too quickly the essential oil of Fine Lavender and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.
Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a floral atmosphere and thus perfume a room.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: In particular, it soothes problem skin and dermatoses, which is also beneficial in massage.
To soothe stress, anxiety, spasmophilia, mix fine Lavender and tropical Basil equally and massage the solar plexus (below the sternum) with 2 or 3 drops of the mixture.
Caution: Not recommended for the first 3 months of pregnancy.