French Lavender- AroMed's Lavendula angustifolia is also referred to as "true lavender", is wild grown in the mountains of Provence, France, and the flowering tops are steam distilled. It is in the Labiatae or lamiaceae plant family, is a middle note and has its renowned sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma. This is, hands down, AroMed's best selling essential oil, and for a reason...exquisite.
Emotional Support - lavender can encourage security, gentleness, compassion, vitality, clarity, comfort, acceptance, awareness, reconciliation and emotional balance.
Blends well with- bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, roman chamomile, german chamomile, clary sage, clove bud, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, ravensara, ravintsara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, ylang ylang
Notes of interest- Lavender is a commonly adulterated essential oil. Know your source! We purchase directly from an established and reputable grower/distiller in Provence, France.
Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, lotion, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation, skin care
Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.