Lavender comes form the Roman word 'Lavare' meaning to wash. It was one of
the most favored aromatics used by the Romans in their bathing rituals. Both
the Greeks and the Romans burned Lavender twigs as a room purifier to ward
off the plague. It was brought to Europe by the Romans.
A shrubby plant with woody branches and long narrow leaves it has purple
blue flowers on long spikes. After cutting the plants are dried and steam
distilled. Lavender oil has fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous and slightly
Lavender oil has various chemical compounds that include flavonoids, nerol,
coumarins, linalool, linyalyl acetate, cineole, Tannis, borneol.
Steam distillation of the flowering parts.
Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous,
Lavender essential oil is used as an antiseptic and can be used for many
skin conditions and infections of the lungs, digestions and urinary tract.
It works brilliantly for migraine. It is also considered to be helpful for
nervous system disorders such as depression, headache, hypertension,
insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, stress related conditions.
A lavender oil soothes nervous exhaustion. It is mostly used for
inhalation, bath , room spray and massage. It is used as a cold compress or
place a few drops in boiling water and inhale for headaches and migraine. It
improves sleep quality, promotes relaxation and lifts mood in people
suffering from sleep disorders. Lavender oil helps speed up the body's
natural healing and reduce pain and scarring. Oil is included in lotions and
it is used in massage oils to help relax muscles. Few drops of lavender oil
is added to water (mineral) and spray onto sunburned skin. Enjoy a relaxing
bath and relieve stress by adding lavender oil to the bath.
Cosmetics & Perfumery :
It is also used in facial pack, shampoo, hair conditioners and ladies
perfume for it's sweet odour.
Antiseptics & Disinfectants :
20% WATER SOLUBLE SOLUTION
For temporary relief of stress, nervous tension, migraine headache and
insomnia sprinkle a few drops of lavender oil on the pillow for restful
sleep or add to bath water for a relaxing bath. Apply for relief of blue
bottle stings, tick, wasp and insect bites.
Mix 50% with water and apply as a lotion or use in a spray bottle for
soothing relief to sunburn. For the most versatile household use of this
product - mix with water and use in a spray bottle for room freshening.
Add a few drops to the laundry rinse water or lightly spray into the dryer
to add a fresh, clean smell. Add to water when mopping floors.
Cleaning compositions contain a bleach-stable water dispersible or
water-soluble yellow colorant and either a chlorine bleach or an oxygen
bleach. The compositions may take the form of automatic dish washing
detergents, in granular or liquid form, and preferably also have a
lemon-like scent to compliment the yellow color.