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Lavender is a universal oil that has been shown to balance the body and to work wherever there is a need. It is called "the grandmother" of essential oils because it cares for and nurtures us through such a variety of physical and emotional stresses. If you don't know what essential oil to reach for, try lavender. Lavender can help us move from judgment to kindness and generosity. Lavender can be applied to cuts, sunburns, burns, rashes, dermatitis, eczema, and insect bites.
Which Lavender should I choose?
Lavender officinalis often called lavender 40/42 is the Lavender of choice for making products such as soaps, perfumes, and candles. The 40/42 refers to the balance of Linalool and Linalyl in the oil. These levels are reached by mixing batches of Lavender oil together to get the right ratio. This gives Lavender officinalis a stronger aroma that is consistent from batch to batch. It also means Lavender 40/42 is considered a standardized oil rather than a pure oil. So while it is still a therapeutic Lavender it is regarded as less therapeutic than other varieties. Lavender angustifolia is the more therapeutic Lavender. It has a softer, prettier smell than the officinalis.
Lavender Angustifolia Essential Oil
|Available In:||Essential Oil, Hydrosol, Tincture, Dry Herb Pack, Blessed Water|
|Included in Kit:||Singles Collection|
|Botanical Name:||Lavandula angustifolia|
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Extraction Method:||steam distilled|
|Part Utilized:||Flowering tops|
|Cautions:||Lavender is wonderfully calming in small amounts, but can be stimulating if used in too large a quantity or too often. This is especially true with babies and small children.|