About Fine Lavender
- INCI name
- LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL
- Essential oil name
- Real lavender essential oil / Clonal lavender essential oil
- Part used
- Sweet, floral, lightly aromatic
- Extraction method
- Steam distillation
- Between 5 and 8.5 ML of lavender essential oil per KG of lavender*
About the plant
- Common names
- True lavender, English lavender, Garden lavender, Common lavender, Narrow-leaved lavender.
- Latin name
- Lavandula angustifolia
- Botanical family
- Plant detail
- Lavender is a shrub that can reach 1 meter tall
- Flowering period
- Blooming: April-May / Harvest: July-August
- Native region
- South of France.
Our expert Dr Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.
With its beautiful purple blossoms, intoxicating scent and extensive medicinal benefits, Lavender Essential Oil is highly prized within the world of aromatherapy.
Here’s all you need to know about lavender oil and how to incorporate it into your daily rituals for the ultimate skin rejuvenation, detox and mood booster.
Benefits of Fine Lavender Essential Oil
1. Antioxidant protection
Not only is Lavender Essential Oil packed full of antioxidants, its compounds also stimulate the activity of our body’s natural antioxidant processes. It provides an effective defense from the free radicals we encounter on a daily basis.
To elevate your antioxidant protection, look to other Essential Oils such as lemon oil and peppermint oil as well.
2. Natural pain killer
With its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, lavender oil can aid in alleviating pain intensity.
According to Dr. Couic Marinier, “Lavender Essential Oil is particularly useful for women suffering from menstrual pain, alleviating the dysmenorrhea associated with muscular cramping”.
3. Mood booster
Lavender Essential Oil has documented benefits in treating anxiety, depression and insomnia, thanks its ability to soothe and calm.
According to Dr. Couic Marinier, “inhaling lavender oil reduces your heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure to leave you feeling less stressed”.
4. Combat acne
With its antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities, lavender oil is one of the best Essential Oils to treat acne, alongside clary sage oil and rosemary oil.
5. Improve brain function
As well as improving your mood, Lavender Essential Oil has other neurological benefits including its ability to improve and support brain function.
Dr. Couic Marinier explains her findings: “in elderly people who used lavender oil, we observed a decrease (of more than 50%) in falls, linked to their increased mental vigilance”.
What is Fine Lavender Essential Oil used for ?
Lavender Essential Oil has remarkable cellular stimulation properties, shown to improve blood circulation and promote a youthful complexion. As an essential ingredient to restore and maintain the epidermis, its toning effect can help fight signs of aging and leave your skin renewed.
Rich in antioxidants, Lavender Essential Oil protects and promotes the skin’s natural barrier as well as drawing out toxins and balancing pH levels for the ultimate skin detox.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory compounds, lavender oil can help reduce redness, hyperpigmentation and restore the skin’s natural luminosity.
For boosted results, look to rose oil’s anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe your skin.
Where does Fine Lavender Essential Oil come from ?
With a history dating back some 2500 years in the Mediterranean, Middle East and India, lavender oil is a shining star among Essential Oils. The flower also served a few key purposes in Ancient Rome.
History of Fine Lavender Essential Oil
Deriving from the Latin word ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash’, lavender was an important part of Ancient Roman bathing rituals thanks to its potent antibacterial properties.
A happy accident
The power of lavender oil was initially discovered by René-Maurice Gattefossé. After an explosion in his laboratory he plunged his burning hand into the nearest container of liquid, which happened to be lavender oil. Gattefossé noted how quickly the pain subsided and how his hand healed with little scarring. He went on to devote his life to the study of Lavender Essential Oil.
A soldier’s secret weapon
During World War I, many soldiers carried lavender oil in their first aid kits, using it on the battlefield for its healing and antiseptic properties.
Facts about Fine Lavender Essential Oil
A rare commodity
It takes 150 pounds of lavender to make one pound of its Essential Oil, and the yield is highly dependent upon good weather conditions.
Sought after by the world’s greatest parfumeries, lavender oil is nicknamed ‘blue gold’: a nod to its treasured place in French culture.
A natural insect repellent
While Lavender Essential Oil is instantly soothing for people, most insects are repelled by the scent; a quick and easy solution to keep those bites at bay!
Renew your skin, health and mind with the uplifting benefits of Lavender Essential Oil.
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