High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil
Our Fine High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) from France is of the very best quality with high linalol content and a wonderful light floral aroma.
Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils. Many find that it is relaxing and refreshing, uplifts the spirits, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain and feel that home should be without it. Our High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil is said to balance your body and mind, calm or stimulate according to your body’s needs and is excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head. Add a drop to the pillow/sheet before going to bed and achieve peaceful sleep. Our Lavender Essential Oil (High Alpine) also treats burns and reduces scaring and can be used neat in very small amounts (a few drops) on burns, but caution is needed.
Lavender Essential Oil History
Lavender has a long history of use; the name coming from the latin word “lavere”, which means “to wash”, because the Romans added Lavender to their bath water. It is the essential oil made famous by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who, upon burning his hand in a laboratory accident, plunged it into a container of lavender oil and immediately experienced relief from the pain. He was also intrigued to find that the burn healed without the usual blistering or scarring, and became interested in the healing power of essential oils. His studies led to the publication of the book Aromatherapie, and also popularized the term aromatherapy for the study of essential oils.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is now cultivated all over the world, including France, Russia, Bulgaria, the Himalayas and Croatia. Lavender is the most popular and widely used essential oil and for good reason: not only is it remarkably gentle and effective, but it has an almost universally beloved aroma – floral, soft, and herbaceous. This is one of the essential oils that everyone should have on hand.Essential Oil Safety Considerations