Myristica fragrans Cupressus sempervirens Turnera diffusa (var. aphrodisica) Citrus aurantium var. amara Foeniculum vulgare (var. dulce) Salvia sclarea Matricaria chamomilla (chamomilla recutita) Cananga odorata var. genuina Citrus reticulata blanco var. 'mandarin' Elettaria cardomomum

Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia
Botanical name: 
Lavandula angustifolia

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,
Family: 
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of origin: 
France, England, Bulgaria, Tasmania
Part of plant used: 
Flowering tops
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Most oils.
Chemical character: 
Ester type
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications. Can be used undiluted as an antiseptic.
Odour profile: 
Fresh, sweet, floral,herby
Plant description: 
Evergreen woody shrub with green, narrow leaves and tall purple flowers.
Historical use: 
Used to scent bathwater in Roman times, one of the founding oils of aromatherapy