Lavender oil is extracted from the plant Lavender Angustifolia (also known as Lavender Oficalis, spica and vera), belonging to the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae). The reason lavender oil is one of the preferred essential oils is that it has great qualities and smells great. It is a soothing and relaxing oil that fights stress, and its antiseptic properties help with colds, flu, and other illnesses. It also helps in the treatment of asthma and migraine. Many women use it because of the healing effect it has on the skin. Lavender oil removes scars and balances the skin. Lavender oil is the most useful of all essential oils. It is produced from the flowers of the lavender plants. Lavender oil is antiseptic, antibacterial and slightly painless. It has a light colorful aroma with woody tones and a slightly sharp, long-lasting scent. It is an essential oil that can be applied directly to the skin without dilution with a vegetable oil diluent. Lavender essential oil should be in every kitchen, closet and first aid kit. It helps in bites, stings, herpes, abrasions, cutaneous wounds, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, boils, abscesses, anthrax, acne, edema, bruises, burns, sunburn, stretch marks and other general complaints. It is also used to erase scars from healed wounds. Lavender oil stimulates the growth of healthy cells, releases retained fluids in the body and balances the moisture content of the skin.
Lavender oil has a light and fresh scent. It is colorless and sticky.
Lavender oil is extracted from the plant blossoms by steam distillation, whose yield is 1.4% – 1.6%.
The main chemical components of the lavender oil are a-pinene, lemon, 1,8-cinnene, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor, linoleol, linoleacate, caryophyllene, terpine-4-ol and lavender acetate.
Lavender oil is considered one of the safest essential oils, but its use should be discontinued if any allergic reactions occur.
The healing properties of the lavender oil are antiseptic, painkiller, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spastic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, bactericidal, carnivorous, biliary, cicatrizant, cardiac, cytophylactic, decongestant deodorant diuretic emmenagogue hypotensive, nervous, warm, sedentary, sweating.