The thousand and one ways to use Lavender
You will find in this section our advice on how to best use our Organic and AOP Fine Lavender Essential Oils. Please note that all the information in this section is taken from publications, websites and naturopathic advice. We disclaim all responsibility for the way our products are used.
These different molecules confer the following main properties
Spasmolytic, muscle relaxant +++ (linalool, terpinene-4-ol, linalyl acetate): True Lavender essential oil helps fight against digestive or respiratory muscle spasms. It calms involuntary muscle contractions.
Calming, Sedative +++ (linalool, linalyl acetate): True Lavender essential oil promotes sustained attention and concentration. It will also promote restful sleep and help manage stress.
Analgesic +++ (linalool, linalyl acetate): through the action of linalol and linalyl acetate, this essential oil helps reducing pain by inhibiting the secretion of molecules that are responsible for its transmission.
Vasodilator, Hypotensor +++ (linalool, monoterpenic esters): True Lavender essential oil considerably reduces cardiovascular problems, particularly bradycardia.
Cardiac Tonic + : this essential oil promotes the proper functioning of the heart.
Carminative ++ (monoterpenic esters): True Lavender essential oil promotes the evacuation of gases and calms intestinal spasms.
Antifungal, Anti-Infectious ++ (linalool) : True Lavender essential oil can be considered fungistatic and fungicidal; it will indeed destroy fungi and prevent their development.
Antiprotozoal, Antiparasitic ++ (monoterpenic alcohols): True Lavender essential oil prevents vaginal infections by acting on Trichomonas vaginalis. It also prevents the reproduction of lice and ticks, and kills them.
Healing + (linalool, sesquiterpenic carbides): True Lavender essential oil has a regenerating action on the skin.
Don't use chemicals unnecessarily, many things can be replaced by lavender essential oil !
The most efficient and complete use of our essential oil is to use it in our diffuser!
This use allows :
- To clean your air! With its anti-infectious and antiviral properties it will help you keep your home healthy.
- To clean your lungs! Always with these same properties your lungs will be well cleaned of your day.
- To relax! Relax, breathe, it will also help you to stimulate your concentration and inspiration.
- To feel on vacation wherever you are! With its flowery, soft and fine scent you will embalm your house, your office or your car with the scents of Provence.
An Ancestral use for our Lavender Essential Oils
Lavender essential oil remains the best known and most used in the world. The Romans already took advantage of the aromatic qualities of Lavender to perfume their clothes and their baths. Its name is also derived from the Latin "lavare", meaning "to wash". The term “washerwoman” comes from the fact that Lavender was added to the laundry water in order to perfume the clothes. In the Middle Ages, its disinfectant properties were used in fumigation. At the beginning of the 20th century, René-Maurice Gattefossé, a perfumer-chemist, who had burned his hands during an explosion in his laboratory, prevented gangrene from setting in by immersing them in a container containing oil essential Lavender. In French hospitals, Lavender essential oils have long been used to sanitize and purify the air, which was known to help in the fight against microbial and fungal infections.
Its numerous indications and its great sweetness make the essential oil of fine Lavender from Haute-Provence one of the flagships of modern aromatherapy. It is also used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to relieve depressive states as well as by Tibetan Buddhist doctors to treat certain mental disorders..
In case of insect bite, skin itching
From 3 years old. By dermal route, apply 2 pure drops of our Lavender essential oil on the affected area, to be renewed as many times as necessary.
From 3 months. By dermal route, in the same way as above, apply the essential oil of Lavender on the affected area but dilute it to 20% into a vegetable oil (1 drop of essential oil for 4 drops of vegetable oil).
In case of Skin pain, Headache
From 3 years old. By dermal route, apply 2 to 3 pure drops of our Lavender essential oil on the painful area, massage gently. (Be careful not to put some in the eyes!).
From 3 months. By dermal route, in the same way as before apply the essential oil of Lavender on the affected area but dilute it to 20% into a vegetable oil (1 drop of essential oil for 4 drops of vegetable oil).
In case of Hyperactivity (children)
From 3 months. In inhalation, breathe directly our Lavender essential oil above the bottle, slowly and deeply, and renew as many times as necessary.
As Anti-lice (babies & young children)
From 3 months. In application, mix 1 drop of our Lavender essential oil with a small amount of shampoo at each washing.
Protection against ticks outdoors (human & animals)
Mix our lavender essence with vegetable oil that does not stain and sprinkle it on your pet's coat (careful with the head) and your clothes.
In case of Eschar, Skin Ulcer
From 3 months. By dermal route, apply 2 drops of our Lavender essential oil into 8 drops of vegetable oil to massage on the affected area.
In case of Scar
From 3 years old. dermal route, apply 2 drops of our Lavender essential oil locally on the affected area, twice a day, until healing.
From 3 months. By dermal route, in the same way as above, apply the essential oil of Lavender onto the affected area but dilute it to 20% in a vegetable oil (1 drop of essential oil for 4 drops of vegetable oil).
From 3 years old. By dermal route, apply 2 drops of our Lavender essential oil locally, 2 times a day. Observe a week's break after 3 weeks of use.
From 3 months. By dermal route, in the same way as before apply the essential oil of Lavender to the area concerned but dilute it to 20% in a vegetable oil (1 drop of essential oil for 4 drops of vegetable oil).
From 3 months. In diffusion, pour the number of drops indicated on the leaflet of your diffuser if different from ours then diffuse by range of 15 to 30 minutes maximum.
From 3 years. In inhalation, place 1 drop of our essential oil of Lavender, pure or diluted, on the wrists and inhale deeply, 3 times a day, until improvement. Take a one week break after three weeks of use.
In case of Sleep Disorders, Insomnia
From 3 months. By dermal route, dilute 1 drop of our Lavender essential oil into 4 drops of vegetable oil, to be applied on the thorax at bedtime. Repeat as needed.
For adults: 2 drops of our Lavender in your handles and rub them together.
In case of Burn, Sunburn
From 3 years old. By dermal route, in case of burn, apply 1 to 5 drops of our pure Lavender essential oil on the burn (depending on the extent), every 1/4 hour after the burn appears, then 3 times a day until disappearance. In case of sunburn, dilute the essential oil to 20% into a vegetable oil to cover a larger area.
From 3 months. By dermal route, in the same way as before apply the essential oil of Lavender on the burned area but dilute it to 20% into a vegetable oil (1 drop of essential oil for 4 drops of vegetable oil).
In case of muscle cramp
From 3 months. By dermal route, massage gently with 1 drop of our Lavender essential oil into 4 drops of vegetable oil onto the concerned area, 4 times a day, until improvement.
In case of Wound
From 3 years old. By dermal route, apply 1 pure drop of our Lavender essential oil onto the wound, 3 times a day, until the wound disappears.
From 3 months. By dermal route, dilute 1 drop of essential oil into 4 drops of vegetable oil then apply onto the wound, 3 times a day.
In case of Acne
Suitable even for young teenagers. By dermal route, 1 pure drop of our Lavender essential oil onto each pimple, morning and evening after washing the face, until the acne disappears. Take a week's break after a week of use.
Recommendations for the use of Essential Oils
Before use, check by a test on the skin, the absence of allergic reaction.
Keep out of reach of children.
Use not recommended (unless medical advice) for children under 6 months and pregnant women under 3 months.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes.
In case of heavy ingestion, consult a doctor immediately and show him/her the packaging or label.
In case of splashing in the eyes, rinse with plenty of clear water.
Do not spray continuously in an unventilated room.
Linalool, limonene, geraniol and coumarin are ingredients naturally contained in lavender essential oil. The essential oils should be stored away from light and heat, in a well-sealed bottle.
Should be used, after opening, preferably within 24 months.
Caution: The properties and indications mentioned in our website are based on a studies that presents a traditional use of the essential oil, recognized by experts in aromatherapy. Nevertheless, it is still recommended for the use of essential oils to contact an aromatherapy professional in order to collect personalized and secure information, adapted to your medical situation, your profile and your age.
We grow the best Lavender you can find on the market. Lavender produced in France and respecting organic farming. Our essential oil wins each year the olfactory competition which ranks the best French PDO oils. We can say without pretension that our product is the best you can find, it has been cultivated by our family since 1916.
"Mémoires de la Lavande" Editions Equinoxe, Gilbert Fabiani and Alain Christof
Docteur Pascal ARLOT, in "le guide de phyto-aromathérapie"
Maurice MESSEGUE, in his book "C'est la nature qui a raison"
Website "la compagnie des sens"