Calming, soothing and reassuring
Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.
Properties and applications:
Analgesic - local pain relief
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Stimulant, Emotional Tonic - frustration, tiredness, debility, chronic stress-related conditions
Cytophylactic - skin rejuvenation, improving scar tissue, mature skin
Vulnerary - healing cracked skin, excema, cuts and grazes
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Insect Repellent - mosquito and flea bites, head lice
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Cicatrisant - dermatitis, psoriasis, boils, acne, cold sores
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Anti-inflammatory - rashes, inflamed skin, allergy,
Country of origin:
France, England, Bulgaria, Tasmania
Part of plant used:
Method of extraction:
No known contra-indications. Can be used undiluted as an antiseptic.
Fresh, sweet, floral,herby
Evergreen woody shrub with green, narrow leaves and tall purple flowers.
Used to scent bathwater in Roman times, one of the founding oils of aromatherapy