Lavender oil is a light, floral and herbaceous aroma with a woody, balsamic undertone. It is thought to be a calming and relaxing oil.
Lavender oil was highly advocated by Rudolf Steiner for its balancing psychological affects. A digestive remedy often recommended by aromatherapists is to massage 5 drops of lavender oil in 25ml of carrier oil (jojoba, sweet almond or grapeseed) gently into the abdomen in a clock-wise motion. The soothing properties of the oil are absorbed through the skin and the massage helps increase blood flow to this area.
Lavender oil has exceptional skin-enhancing properties, balances sebum production and encourages healthy cell growth. Lavender has been long-used to keep moths and insects away from clothes, by placing lavender pillows or sachets in draws or in between bed sheets.
Lavender essential oil is extracted from the fresh flowering tops by steam distillation. This wonderful essential oil blends especially well with citrus and floral oils, in particular with cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, and patchouli.
Amour Natural is a specialist supplier of high quality, therapeutic products for aromatherapy and body care. They offer a range of essential oils, carrier oils, specialist oils, butters, waters and other aromatherapy and body care products suitable for use by therapists, enthusiasts and beginners.