Lavender, French

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Lavender is the panacea of French Medical Aromatherapy.

Lavender is extremely safe and can be used directly on the skin and is safe for internal use.

Use Lavender undiluted and on clean skin. When in doubt, use lavender.

Lavender is a “driver”, which means it helps to “drive” other essential oils deeper into the skin. Known as a “dilution solution,” lavender essential oil protects skin cells so the stronger essential oils (the phenols) can attack and kill unwanted microbes and promote healthy bacterial growth.

When in doubt, use lavender.

French Lavender - 5ml
5ml
French Lavender - 15ml
15ml
French Lavender - 8ml
8ml Roll-on

Uses

  • Acne – Apply several drops into palms and massage into affected areas. Use AM and PM. If skin is dry, apply lotion 2 minutes after application. Use Acne Solution for a stronger treatment.
  • Anti-aging – Mature skin, Fine lines, large pours – Use Lavender, French or Lavender “Reerve” daily, Am & Pm. Pat 5 drops on face and neck to clean skin. Wait 2 minutes for lavender to penetrate. Then add moisturizer. Your skin will never look better!
  • Bites – Apply one drop to each bite with one drop of peppermint to stop itching and reduce swelling.
  • Burns – Apply a thin layer of lavender to affected area, 2-3 times per day until healed. Add Helichrysum for maximum benefits.
  • Cuts/Scrapes – Apply a thin layer of lavender to cover the cut area. Apply often until scab appears. Or use our formula Compound Help!
  • Canker sores/Mouth Ulcers/Sore Gums/Tongue white heads – Rub 1 drop of lavender on area 1-4 times per day until symptoms decrease. Add 2 drops of Compound Help! if there are signs of infection. Add 1 drop of peppermint to numb the area.
  • Deodorant, Natural – Use 1-4 drops under each armpit. Lavender’s powerful anti-microbial properties kill bacteria that cause unwanted odor. For a longer lasting natural deodorant, add vetiver and tea tree or Compound Help! To your lavender application. Vetiver is a fixative (thicker, more viscous oil) and will make your deodorant application last much longer.
  • Earaches – Mix 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Tea Tree, and 2 drops Thyme thymol. Then rub 2 drops behind the ear then down neck and throat, over the area of the eustachian tubes. Rub leftover oil in ear, not too deep. Helps with inner ear and throat itching (Eustachian tube itching.) This works miracles for children and adults. Ear infections are often caused by a yeast overgrowth so limit sugar.
  • Eczema – Use a thin layer of lavender to affected area. Lavender help reduce redness, itchiness and inflammation. Or apply Compound Help! Use as often as needed. Add lotion if Eczema is dry and/ or flakey.
  • Headaches – Apply 2-4 drops of lavender and 2 drops of peppermint to back of neck and head. For a stronger application, Use our P*!N Remedy.
  • Stress/Anxiety/Sleep
    • Inhalation – Add 4 drops to palms of hands. Rub briskly and cup hands to nose. Take 5 deep breaths. Rub the rest of your lavender on back of neck and shoulders.
    • Bath -Add 20 drops of lavender to 1 cup of full fat milk or nut-milk to a full warm bath. Soak for 20+ minutes.
    • Sleep –  Place one drop under nose and breathe deeply. Use at bedtime or throughout night.
  • Scar treatment and prevention – For maximum benefit, use a mixture of 3 drops each Lavender & Helichrysum and rub on scar area or scab. (Wait until scab forms to start applying for scar prevention). Repeat use until scar is healed. Does not work on scars more than 1 year old.
  •  Sore Throat – Add 5 drops of lavender and 2 drops peppermint to 4 ounces of water and 1 tsp. sea salt. Stir. Gargle one ounce at a time, then spit. Repeat 2-6 times per day to help fight off bacterial or viral infections. For a stronger treatment, use our Purification and Immune Formula.

How Does It Work

Lavender is a “driver,” which means it helps to “drive” other essential oils deeper into the skin while providing a secondary benefit as the “dilution solution” for the formula. Lavender’s active compounds protect skin cells so the stronger essential oils (phenols) can destroy the unwanted microbes and promote beneficial bacterial growth.

  • Analgesic – reduces pain
  • Antibacterial – Assist the body in resisting or destroying infectious bacteria.
  • Anti-fungal – Assists the body in resisting or destroying fungal organisms such as yeast.
  • Anti- inflammatory – reduces swelling, redness or inflammation.
  • Antiseptic – prevents infection.
  • Astringent- Contracts, firms and strengthens skin and other tissues. Reduces secretions.
  • Neat – to apply undiluted, directly on the skin
  • Parasympathomimetic- Helps bring the body from fight-or-flight to rest and relaxation.
  • Regulating – Helps balance and normalize body functions.
  • Vulnerary – Protects and promotes skin healing, cell regenerative.

Practical Applications

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  • B Bath
  • C Compress
  • D Diffuser
  • I Inhalation
  • M Massage
  • P Perfume
  • S Skincare
  • N Neat
  • F Food/Flavoring
  • T Therapeutic

Melissa’s Botanicals lavender is completely safe for internal use.

Cautions: none known

Ingredients & Sourcing

100% Pure therapeutic lavender oil from France

Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia.

Source: SA Plantes Aromatics du Diois (SAPAD) 100% organic Located in Provence, France

All Melissa’s Botanicals products are GRAS – Generally regarded as safe.

Cautions

If swelling, redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. Use Olive oil to remove from Skin. If you have sensitive skin, try 1 drop of essential oil on the inner arm and monitor effects for 24 hours. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes. Use with caution while pregnant or nursing.

Tips

  • Sick Family – When kids, family members or co-workers are sick, turn on the diffuser. Fill with Lavender, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus radiata, and other anti-microbial oils.
  • Keep Lavender in purse or backpack, in car for a quick treatment for cuts, burns, bug bites, deodorant, etc.
  • Traveling – When on an airplane, subway, bus, etc. place 5 drops of Lavender, 2 drops Lemon and 2 drops Peppermint on a handkerchief and do 5 inhalations when needed.
  • Hotel Arrival – Sprinkle room and bed with Lavender as a great disinfectant. Also, use oils in tub or shower to encourage air purification and relaxation.
  • Cooking with Lavender – Lavender can be used to enhance cookies, cakes, ice cream. Start with 1 drop and add to taste.
  • Medicinal Lavender – Try making and herbal honey. Add 40 drops of lavender to a 4ounce jar of honey. This will boost the immune system and tastes great as well.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Melissa’s Botanicals as to the medicinal value of any products from Melissa’s Botanicals. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.