Lavender Essential Oil
(Wild Crafted, France)
Dating back further than the records of mankind can prove, Lavender provides the widest range of assistance to the body for healing, yet remains the gentlest of all essential oils. Lavender has been used for centuries for its soothing and restorative properties and its peacefully strengthening effect on the body.
The floral fragrance of this wild lavender is delightfully cleansing while still being delicate and calming.
Lavender is a truly priceless oil and an indispensable part of the at-home essential oil collection.
Plant Origin: France, wild crafted
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from flowering tops (organic, but not certified)
Selah oil blends that contain Lavender essential oil:
The 10mL roll-on is in a base of fractionated coconut oil (diluted at 5%).
Shelf Life: 6 yrs in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Uses & Indications
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No single component or mixture of components has been found that will duplicate the power of Lavender oil to heal burns (Schnaubelt, 64).
Lavender oil is relaxing and cleansing when used in the shower (Schnaubelt, 125).
Use lavender for mosquito bites, or apply a few drops to the neck for relaxation (Schnaubelt, 129).
1 drop of lavender oil in a glass of water eases the cravings accompanying low blood sugar (Schnaubelt, 134).
Lavender can help dispel intestinal gas, is healing to damaged skin and intestinal tissues (Schnaubelt, 168).
As soon as possible after birth, women who have suffered perineal tears may benefit from a sitz bath containing lavender and cypress to assist healing (Price, 248).
Parkinson's Disease: Lavender - analgesic, antispasmodic, digestive stimulant, hypotensor, sedative, sleep inducing (Price, 271).
Smith, Standing and Deman (1992): Diffused lavender into a cubicle prior to giving a test. Lavender produced a significant decrease in working memory and impaired reaction times for both memory- and attention-based tasks (Price, 156).
The amount of essential oils used for insomnia is important, as one or two drops of lavender can be relaxing and soporific, but a high dose can have the opposite effects (Price, 267).
Lavender massaged into the temples can work wonders for headaches and migraines (Price, 267).
Dementia: Researchers at Oldham Cottage Hospital investigated the potential of essential oil of lavender to aid rest and relaxation, thereby encouraging the healing process. Patients were monitored for 7 days, during which time their sleep patterns, dozing and alertness during the day were recorded. For the following 7 days one drop of lavender angustifolia was put on each patient's pillow at night. No other changes were made to the patients' daily routine or medications that they were receiving. At the end of the 7 days, patients' records were collated and analyzed. Interestingly, all patients reacted favourably to the treatment, with increased daytime alertness and improved sleep patterns, and those who had previously experienced confusion were observed to display as much as 50% reduction in their symptoms (Price, 264).
Vaginal Candida: 3 drops Rosewood (antifungal, anti-infectious, antiviral), 2 drops lavender (antiviral, antiseptic), use in bath frequently (Price, 282).
A little oil of lavender can be massaged into the throat to relieve a tickly cough (Davis, 177).
Massaged into the temples, lavender will relieve many forms of headache. If this alone does not help, a cold compress of lavender can be placed on the forehead or back of the neck (Davis, 177).
During labor, lavender will both reduce pain and strengthen contractions, thus speeding labor, if it is massaged into the lower back (a useful job for the expectant father). It can also be used as a compress or massaged gently into the abdomen to help with the expulsion of the afterbirth (Davis, 178).
Valerie Worwood, in her book, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, she lists Lavender as an important ingredient in “The Basic Care Kit for Children”. She says it helps children with cuts, crazes, burns, promotes wound healing, psoriasis, eczema, sunburn, insect bites, headache, migraine, insomnia, rashes, nervous conditions, anxiety and tension (Worwood, 34).
Acne, analgesic, antillergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anxiety, asthma, athlete’s foot, boil, bruise, burn, chicken pox, chilblains, childbirth, colic, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, diuretic, earache, flatulence, headache, hypertension, insect bites, insecticide, insect repellent, insomnia, irritability, itchiness, lice, migraine, muscle pain and stiffness, nausea, nightmares, rheumatism, scabies, sedative, sprains and strains, stress, stretch marks, sunburn, vomiting, whooping cough, wounds (Althea Press, 349).
Stimulates the growth of new cells, kills bacteria, antibiotic, antiviral, prevents scarring, eases pain, abcess, acne, allergies, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, inflammation, dermatitis, eczema, insect bites, insect stings, insect repellent, psoriasis, scabies, sunburn, minor burns and scalds, sores, pimples, wounds, reduces body odor, increases energy, eases digestion, respiratory problems, urinary systems, relieves cramps of intestines and uterus, helps expel gas, regulates menstrual flow, antiseptic, antiviral, antibiotic, expel mucus, inhalation and chest rub for bronchitis, coughs, colds, laryngitis, mucus, throat infections, arthritis, lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sciatica, muscle tension (Purchon, 72-73).
When researchers investigated the protective effect of lavender oil against brain swelling due to stroke, the oil was found to offer neuroprotection. It increased the blood supply to the brain by clearing obstructions in blood vessels (Purchon, 73).
Lavender is capable of many important jobs and is a delight to use. Every home should have a bottle of lavender, if no other oil, because it is so very effective in the treatment of burns and scalds. Lavender oil is a natural antiviotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, a detoxifier which promotes healing and prevents scarring, and also stimulates the immune system and contributes to the healing process by stimulating the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly. Although not known specifically as a circulatory stimulant, lavender oil certainly seems to allay the effects of clinical shock and as a mood tonic and antidepressant it helps to deal with the psychological shock of injury. It also has a multitude of other qualities which make it a truly indispensable oil (Worwood, 19-20).
Mild behavioral and verbal improvements were observed when lavender essential oil was used on Alzheimer’s patients (Buckle, 265).
Tea Tree and Lavender are common essential oils used to treat lice, ticks, and fleas. They can safely be used on children and animals (Buckle, 192).
Lavender can be used to help with ease of patient manipulation in chiropractic care (Buckle, 150).
Lavender essential oil can help ease end of life care. Massaging the hands and feet with lavender caused a decreased pulse and respiration as well as physical relaxation by unclenching their hands (Buckle, 307).
Burns, inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, dermatitis, fainting, headaches, influenza, insomnia, hysteria, migraine, nausea, nervous tension, infections, bacterial conditions, sores, ulcers, acne, boils, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis (Worwood, 401).
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Apply diluted on location as desired.
Safe for babies and children with proper dilution.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
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Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Linalyl acetate 42.67%
Lavandulyl acetate 4.26%
Caryophyllene <trans> 1.14%
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Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
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Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Kurt. Medical Aromatherapy (1999).
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