Lavender oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

Lavender oil (Lavandula Angustifolia Oil)

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil has been reported as beneficial for the treatment of burns, wounds, acne, insect bites, wound healing, and painful bruises. Other references recommend the oil for the treatment of fatigue, tired feet, rheumatism, sores, varicose veins and ulcers. The essential oil has been used for the improvement of sleep, by placing a few drops of the oil onto the pillow. The oil has also been used to calm a tense headache and may, in some cases, be useful in cases of migraine.

Lavender oil applied to human and animal skin produced little or no irritation, but it has caused sensitization, photosensitization and pigmentation in humans. In laboratory animals it was of low acute oral and dermal toxicity and low to moderate injection toxicity. Its principal effect following administration by oral, injection or inhalation routes to rodents, was sedation. It was rapidly absorbed through intact human skin.

CAS: 8000-28-0

Function: Fragrance ingredient/tonic/ refreshing/ cleansing/ deodorant/ masking.

Source: Dweck, Anthony. Handbook of Natural Ingredients (Dweck Books 4) . Dweck Data. Kindle Edition.