Lavender Provence Essential Oil
Lavender Provence Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) from France is organically grown and of the very best quality with high linalol content and a wonderful aroma. Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils. It is said to be relaxing and refreshing, and to uplift the spirit and help relieve the distress of muscle pain and no home should be without Lavender Provence Essential Oil Organic.
It is my experience that our Organic Lavender Provence Essential Oil balances your body and mind, calms or stimulates 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. I feel that this Lavender is the Best Lavender of any that I have encountered and that the aroma is sublime.
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.
What do Aromatherapists and Herbal Practitioners say about Lavender 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.
Properties: So, what makes Lavender oil so useful? For starters, here are just a few of its properties: Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antivenomus, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic.
Common Uses: Lavender essential oil can help relieve headaches, PMS, cramps and muscular aches and pains. It can help relieve sinus and nasal stuffiness and relieve chest congestion. Probably most well known for its ability to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and insomnia, Lavender oil is the number one choice for many when they need calming, grounding and rest. In fact, aromatherapy researchers found, when testing several different oils, that lavender oil was the most effective at relaxing brainwaves and decreasing stress. Lavender Provence Essential Oil (Organic) is also extremely useful in the treatment of burns, including sunburn, insect bites, and inflammatory skin conditions. Many use it to ward off insects, and as an ingredient in cleaning and getting rid of odors in their home. It is one of the few essential oils that can be applied neat (for instance, in case of a minor burn), although care still needs to be taken.
Our organic Lavender Provence Oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia. It is also very beneficial for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and whooping cough and helps the digestive system deal with colic, nausea, vomiting and flatulence.
Lavender Provence Essential Oil (Organic) also relieves pain when used for rheumatism, arthritis, lumbago and muscular aches and pains, especially those associated with sport. On the skin, lavender oil tones and revitalizes and it is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings and also acts as an insect repellent and Lavender Provence Essential Oil (Organic) is one of the few essentials oils that can be used neat on the skin, and this is especially useful when treating a minor burn wound. Lavender Provence Essential Oil (Organic) is one of the most versatile oils and is handy to have around the house, as it can be used for such a variety of problems.
We carry 6 different types of Lavender essential oil.
Are you curious which type is right for you? Check out our infographic describing the differences: Info Graphic “Our 6 Types of Lavender Essential Oil”.
Note that since good quality Lavender 40/42 USA became unavailable, we replaced it in our Lavender Essential Oil – Wild from France.
Lavender Essential Oil Collection
Test your nose with this Lavender Essential Oil Kit. Can you tell the difference between these six different types of Lavender? All are 100% pure & natural but each is a bit different from the others, sort of like wines are different if grown in different regions or under different conditions even if type/variety of grape is the same. Try our Artisan Aromatics Lavender Essential Oil Collection. Note that in order to keep the cost down for the Lavender Collection, the size of each of Lavender is 5ml instead of the usual 15ml or larger.
Here are links to each of the individual web pages for our six types of Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender 40/42 France Lavandula angustifoliaA blend from several French lavender fields so it is always contains the same amount of naturally occurring linalool and linalyl acetate (40% to 42%) consistently, year to year – all natural / no synthetics.
Lavender Wild France Lavandula angustifolia – The flowering tops of Lavender are gathered from the hills and countryside in France and then distilled in nearby villages to produce this unique and wonderful Wild Lavender with quite a refreshing aroma.
Lavender Bulgaria Bulgaria Lavandula angustifolia – Very nice aroma – slightly deeper than the French
Lavender France France Lavandula angustifolia – Slightly “sweeter” aroma than the Bulgarian
Lavender High Alpine France Lavandula angustifolia – Very best quality with high linalol content and a wonderful light floral aroma
Lavender Provence, Organic France Lavandula angustifolia – Ahhh…Just perfect!Essential Oil Safety Considerations