Lavender is an exceptional natural healer and makes a wonderful first aid all-rounder. It is great for skin care, repair and wounds, and deeply calming - good for restful sleep, and against emotional conflict and nervous tension. Lavender is gentle enough to be applied directly to the skin, (for healing or to pulse points as a rescue response). Its gentle action makes it ideal for children and the elderly. Blends well with: most essential oils, very easy to blend.
To assist the skin's natural healing and regeneration processes, especially when blistered or scalded, apply 2-5 drops directly to area. Lavender True is very calming and may help to ease painful nerve activity. Begin immediately and repeat hourly.
Sleep & Calm
Luxuriate in a calm, balanced atmosphere that promotes relaxation, and helps to counter restlessness and sleeplessness. Add 10 drops to your bath or diffuser. Repeat as required. Use half dose for children.
When experiencing shock or injury, bring the bottle of Lavender True to the nose and inhale deeply or add a few drops to pulse points. This will promote calm and balance and supports the body's natural healing and restorative processes.
To aid healing when skin is bruised, apply 1-2 drops directly to the area, prior to discolouration if possible. Repeat for several days. This oil can also be blended 50/50 with Geranium as a first aid preparation for all knocks and bruises.
Traditional & Historical Information
Lavender has been widely used for over 2,500 years. The Romans scented their public bathhouses with it and the ancient Egyptians included it in mummification. In Medieval and Renaissance Europe washerwomen were known as lavenders because they spread their laundry over lavender bushes to dry. Lavender has historically been promoted for its soothing, relaxing qualities and has been used to treat hyperactivity, insomnia, headaches, and sore joints. It was also used to help ward off diseases such as the plague and cholera. Lavender is believed to act as a mild sedative and has been used to treat burns, bruises and insect bites. It has long been considered a herb of love. Cleopatra was said to have used Lavender to seduce Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.
Lavender is one of the safest essential oils if used as directed. It can be applied directly to the skin. If ingested, drink milk, seek advice. Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.