French Lavender Essential Oil
Lavandula stoechas L., also known as “Karabaş Otu” in Turkey, is an evergreen shrub, native to the Mediterranean, growing up to 30-100 cm. The deep purple flowers which appear in late spring and early summer. Like other lavenders, Lavandula stoechas L. is associated with hot, dry, sunny conditions in alkaline soils.
Lavender stoechas L. has a lighter floral and slightly camphorous scent compared to other Lavender types. Because Lavender stoechas L. has ketones in its compound, it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. French Lavender essential oil promotes a healthy immune system. It is especially beneficial against colds and flu. It has antibacterial, antimicrobial, analgesic, antiseptic, sedative, expectorant and antispasmodic effects. It is traditionally used for headaches, irritability, nausea, feverish cold, rheumatic pains, and as a natural insect repellent [1, 2].
This essential oil contains a high percentage of Camphor, so it should be used with caution and should not be used on young children.
French Lavender essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.
To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.
Used topically, French Lavender essential oil can boost immunity, reduces muscle and joint inflammation, and soothes the discomforts of arthritis, and rheumatism. It enhances skin health [1,2]
Used in aromatherapy, French Lavender essential oil helps promote sleep and relaxation and to relieve anxiety.
Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.
Add to a 30 ml bottle: 4 drops Eucalyptus Radiata essential oil, 2 drops Atlas Cedar essential oil and 2 drops French Lavender essential oil, then fill with Sweet Almond oil and shake to mix well. Use as a massage oil on aching joints and muscles.
Warning & Safety Requirements:
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.