- The Egyptians used #lavender for mummification and as a perfume. In fact, when King Tut’s tomb was opened in 1923, there was said to be a faint scent of lavender that could still be detected after 3,000 years.
- Early and modern aromatherapy texts advocate for lavender’s use as an antibacterial essential oil. The leaves and stems of the plant were used to prepare decoctions against digestive system diseases and rheumatism, and #lavender was valued for its cosmetic purposes. The Romans used lavender oil for bathing, cooking and purifying the air. And in the Bible, lavender oil was among the aromatics used for anointing and healing.
#Lavender Essential Oil has a wonderful sweet aroma and is usually steam distilled from Lavender plants. Most of the Lavender Essential Oils come from the #angustifolias or English Lavenders which also goes by the name of #Lavandula officinalis so sometimes it's called English Lavender Essential Oil or Essential Lavender Oil.
#Lavender is the most beloved essential oil for aromatherapy. This essence has been used for centuries as a purifying, calming botanical ingredient.
However there are several ways to create a Lavender-based oil, tincture or extract at home, from distilling to simply immersing Lavender buds in olive oil. Regardless of the process you choose, you will need Lavender buds and flowers. They must be organic, meaning grown without pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
If you only use one essential oil, this is it!
Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils.
- More to come about #lavenderoils (uses, benefits and application).
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