Essential oils at a glance


Lavandula angustifolia – image

“Good for anxiety, nervous tension,
    and stress-related disorders, inner peace”

Latin name: Lavandula angustifolia

Description of plant: An evergreen shrub with bluish-mauve flowers carried in spikes at the end of thin stalks. Native to the Mediterranean area but found worldwide

Nature of oil: Colourless to pale yellow liquid. The aroma is sweet floral-herbaceous, and has an uplifting, calming and refreshing effect

Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the flowering tops

Blends well with: Citrus essences, cedarwood, clove, clary sage, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, mimosa, neroli, rose, oakmoss, petitgrain, pine

Specific precautions required: Generally non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but reports of dermatitis with over-use

Stress-relieving properties include: Healing; good for anxiety, nervous tension, stress-related disorders, inner peace, awareness, balance, relaxation, rejuvenation

Medical properties include: Skin care (most skin types), acne, allergies, athlete’s foot, boils, bruises, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, burns, chilblains, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, insect bites/stings, asthma, earache, coughs, colds/influenza, catarrh, laryngitis, nausea, colic, cystitis, painful menstruation, depression, headache, insomnia, migraine, premenstrual syndrome


  1. Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.

For the best effects, it is advisable to buy pure essential oils. Products containing synthetic ingredients will not provide the same degree of benefit.

A word of caution about essential oils: The essential oils supplied with Aroma4U products are 100% pure and natural, but even natural products can have side effects if not used properly, and some degree of care is needed when handling them. Pure undiluted essential oils should not (in general) be used directly on the skin. Do not take essential oils internally. Essential oils should be kept away from children, pets and the eyes. Essential oils are also very volatile and, therefore flammable – keep them away from naked flames. Aromatherapy products are never to be used in place of medical treatment. If you are pregnant, epileptic, suffering from high blood pressure or already taking medication consult your medical practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist.

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Last updated: 01 January 2016

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