Immerse yourself in the history and alchemy of Lavender Essential Oil, obtained through steam distillation of fresh floral tops. Its name derives from the Latin "lavare", which means to purify, and its origin is found in the mountains near the Mediterranean. Currently, it is cultivated in various parts of the world, being especially appreciated in France, Bulgaria, Russia and Spain. From ancient Greece, where Dioscorides recommended it, to the teachings of Saint Hildegarde von Binen, Lavender has been valued for its ability to maintain a pure character and a serene attitude.
Lavender Essential Oil stands out for its versatility and its wide use in aromatherapy. With 100% purity and French origin, this essential oil has a Linalyle Acetate chemotype, and its main components include Linalyle Acetate and Linalool. In terms of polarity, it is considered balancing, encompassing both Yin and Yang aspects.
In the cosmetic field, Lavender exhibits captivating properties. It acts as a general balancer, calming and purifying the skin. In addition, it contributes to the restructuring of adipose tissue and helps to eliminate subcutaneous nodules. Its capacity for lymphatic drainage and elimination of toxins is beneficial, as is its effect on skin rashes, dermatitis, psoriasis, and dry eczema. It is also used to treat scalp conditions, such as alopecia and dandruff, and its regenerative power encourages the formation of new cells, providing an anti-aging effect. For oily and acne-prone skin, it acts as an anti-allergen and anti-seborrheic toner.
From a therapeutic perspective, Lavender Essential Oil offers multiple benefits. It has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, being a rebalancing and a general soothing for the body. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it an ally to relieve cramps, muscle spasms, and sprains. It is also used in bronchial and respiratory conditions, acting as an expectorant. As a nervous system relaxant, it helps reduce stress and tension. In addition, it has been used to treat whooping cough, pneumonia, chilblains, varicose veins, and insect bites.