Lavender Essential Oil (South Africa)
Active Ingredient: Linalool: 30.2%, Linalyl acetate: 31.32%
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Origin: South Africa
Description: This variety of Lavender grows to about 1 meter in height and produces long thin purple- blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lavender South African is credited with being an analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antirheumatic, antseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, and as a diuretic. Lavender is widely used in aromatherapy and in the perfumery industry. The scent has a calming effect which aids in relaxation and the reduction of stress & anxiety. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties which will ease the pain of a burn, prevent infection and promotes rapid healing. It can be used with massages oils to effectively relieve joint and muscle pain.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clarysage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Tangerine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Lavender South African Essential Oil has a fresh sweet, floral-herbaceous odor with a touch of the African veldt.
History: The use of Lavender has been recorded for more than 2500 years. Records have shown that it was used by the Egyptians as a perfume and also in the mummification process. In the Roman Times, Lavender was so popular that only the wealthy could afford it. Use of lavender was highly revered during the Great Plague of London in the 17th century, when individuals fastened bunch of lavenders to each wrist to protect themselves from the Black Death.
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