Lavender Ingredient Spotlight

Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia

There are at least 80 known species and many varieties of lavender. Lavendula angustifolia is the most common species and grown commercially to produce essential oil.

Part of Plant Used: Flowering tops and stems

Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbal

Why It’s Wonderful: Lavender essential oil is very versatile. It can help you relax, boost energy and even aid in the skin healing process. Undiluted lavender essential oil is often used to soothe and disinfect wounds, damaged skin, pimples, muscle aches, headaches, and insect bites. Lavender flowers are also used for scenting the home.

Action/Purpose: antiseptic (reduces the possibility of infection), antispasmodic (suppresses muscle spasms), sedative, analgesic (pain killer) , deodorant

These Senica Products Contain Lavender Essential Oil or Buds:

Lanbéli Mist Shea Moisturizer, Lanbéli Moisturizing Body Oils, Lavender Mist Shea Moisturizer, Lanbéli Brown Sugar Scrub, Lavender Mist Soy Candle, Lavender Mist Body Lotion, Lanbéli Soap Bar

How do you use lavender essential oil and flowers? Share in the comments below.

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