True lavender

Latin Name

Lavandula angustifolia

Family

Lamiaceae

Chemotype

Linalool, Linallyl Acetate.

Distilled Component

Herb top flowering

Recommended Use

Used in aromatherapy to help relieve colds/coughs, headaches, as a carminative/ antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort and as a nervine/calmative.

Anecdote

Native of the Western Mediterranean, lavender was used by the Romans to keep clothes and to aromatize baths. Lavender was used to make perfumes and medicines in Provence as early as the Middle Ages, but its culture truly developed during the nineteenth century. The "wardrobe" nickname comes from the traditional use of flower bags in closets to repel insects and aromatize garments. 4 drops of Lavender EO daily on a block of wood in your closets or cabinets will keep clothes moths away and give a pleasant scent to your apparel. At the end of the 19th century, lavender-based scent water was introduced and, for the first time, men truly convert a perfume to their own use. It became the most popular male perfume for many years and consisted mostly of lavender essential oil.