Lavender is the most widely used essential oil in aromatherapy, particularly for its relaxing and antiseptic properties. It is a calming and stabilising oil and is good for many ailments such as headaches, muscular aches and pains, skin conditions, PMT and irritability. The plant name is derived from the latin ‘Lavare’ - to wash, probably from its use to cleanse wounds. Lavender is best known for its relaxing properties, try placing two drops on a handkerchief by your pillow at bedtime.Method of Extraction: The freshly cut flowering tops and stalks. Direction:As Lavender blends very well with many other oils, try the following blend: 3 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Mandarin and 1 drop of Geranium in a teaspoon of Sweet Almond oil, add to a warm bath for a long, relaxing soak. Did you know?Our Lavender grows at around 1,000 metres in the foothills of the Alps in the Provence region of France. It has a 44% Linalyl Acetate content indicating a superior quality oil. Its overall Ester content is 50-52%, which gives this exceptionally fine oil its gentle, rounded aroma. Caution:Do not use Lavender at all during early pregnancy and only specialist advice thereafter.