Fragrant Earth International. Jan Kuśmirek talks about Lavender and aromatherapy as well as the different types of quality regarding Lavender, aromatherapy.
LAVENDER Lavandula angustifolia, hybrid
MELLOW, PEACEFUL, RELAXING
Lavender oils are distilled from the blue flowering spikes of the Lavender bush, just before opening. The plant is widely cultivated in Europe and a hybrid called Lavendin grows wild in the Mediterranean area. The Lavender plant has been used in medicine since ancient times, and was introduced to England by the Romans. It has long been known as an antiseptic and an insecticide, and was known for its skin healing properties. Lavender oil is invaluable in a home first aid kit, particularly for insect stings, cuts and burns. It is the first choice for insomnia and anxiety, and also boosts the immune system. It is also, of course, a popular constituent of perfumes and cosmetic products.