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Posted Jun 30 2009 5:54pm

Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia)


  • Alcohols: 30-58% lavenderfield

  • Esters: 26-52%

  • Monoterpenes: 7-24%

  • Sesquiterpenes: 3-9%

  • Aldehydes: 2-5%

  • Oxides: 2-4%

  • Coumarins: 1-4%

  • Ketones: 1-3%

Indications/ Uses:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • allergies

  • insomnia

  • stress

  • skin irritations: bee stings, abrasions, sun burn

Dose/applications (several times a day or as needed):

  • For anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress:

    • Place one drop of Lavender oil in bath water and soak for 15-20min

    • Place one drop of Lavender oil onto the pillow at night

    • Rub one drop of Lavender oil into palms. With palms near the nose, inhale deeply 5-10 times.

    • Massage one drop of Lavender oil into the neck and shoulder muscles.

    • Diffuse Lavender oil daily in room for 2-3 hours. (must use cold air diffuser)

  • For allergies:

    • place 6-12 drops of oil into a vegetable capsule with several drops of olive oil. Ingest 1-2 capsule per day.

  • For skin abrasions, sun burns, or bee stings:

    • apply one drop of Lavender oil directly on the affected area.


  • Irritating to the eyes (oils will remain on the skin after washing with soap and water)

  • Dilute with olive or sweet almond oil if aroma is too strong

  • To reduce after-taste form ingesting capsules, freeze capsules first before ingesting.

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