There are a number of different types of lavender plants known to man. Each of these depend on its chemical composition, origin, and the altitude wherein it was grown. Lavender found in the high altitudes of the French Alps possesses the highest amount of ester level among the other variants. Lavender Essential Oils extracted from this altitude is rarer compared to the other types of lavender oils in the market, which contains up to 52% Linalyl Acetate.
Apart from its fresh, floral aroma, Lavender Essential Oil produces a calming and soothing effect. It can be used as a natural antibiotic, detoxifier, sedative, and antidepressant.
How to use
For an immediate calming effect, rub on the wrists, temples, and feet (or anywhere). You may also rub 2-3 drops of lavender oil in your cupped palms and inhale the scent all the way into your amygdala gland in your brain to calm the mind. As a sleep aid, rub a drop on your palms and smooth on your pillow. For Eczema or Dermatitis, mix several drops of a nut or vegetable oil (coconut, sesame, etc.) and apply to the affected area. Apply a drop of on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce swelling. Apply 2-3 drops oil on a minor burn or cut to decrease pain, bleeding, clean the wound and kill bacteria. To stop a nosebleed, put a drop on a tissue and wrap it around a small slice of ice; push the tissue covered ice to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops (do not freeze the lip or gum). Rub onto dry, chapped or sunburned skin to soothe. To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop on end of the tongue, behind the ears or around the navel. Rub a drop of lavender oil between your palms and inhale deeply to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever.
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