Lavandula Angustifolia

(Interesting fact: 200 kg for 1 l of oil.)

SOURCE: steam distillation

ACTIVE SUBSTANCE: soothing, anti-inflammatory effects

Lavender essential oil is used for cosmetic, dermatological, and therapeutic purposes. The name is derived from the Latin word lavare, meaning “to wash”. Generally, it is used in the cosmetics industry in many types of soaps, shampoos, lotions, detergents, etc. The essential oil of Lavandula Angustifolia is also recognised in aromatherapy as a comprehensive relaxant, anti-oxidant, and anti-microbial agent. It is well established that lavender essential oil has antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, and can be used for disinfection of the skin and scalp, treatment of burns, insect bites, and many other purposes.