Essential Oils A to Z: Lavender French

by FabulousFrannie

If you’re looking to learn about different essential oils, then you’re in the right place! Read below to find out more about Lavender French essential oil and its many wonders.

Lavender French
The leaves and flower of Lavandula officinalis are steam distilled to produce an essential oil that’s fresh, floral, and herbacious. A top/middle oil, Lavender French blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oakmoss, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Vetiver.

Did you know there is more than one variety of Lavender? Like the name suggests, this variety originates in France. Lavender French is more astringent than Lavender Bulgarian, as it contains a higher amount of Linalyl. What this means for you is that it’s a wonder in helping minimize inflammation and pain relief. This makes it particularly useful for minor pain associated with arthritis. Combine with a carrier oil (like Coconut) and essential oils like Rosemary and Peppermint and gently massage into affected areas. Or you can try our Muscle Ice Massage Spritz, which can be applied directly to skin. This oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it beneficial for applying to minor cuts and scrapes to help the healing process.

Revamping your household cleaning regimen? Add Lavender to all-purpose or toilet cleaners, as its astringent properties make this oil great for attacking germs. If you practice yoga, you can use this oil along with Lemon to cleanse your mat of dirt, sweat, and bacteria. You can also add it to laundry for its antibacterial properties—and a delightfully fresh aroma!

Want to find out more about other essential oils? Check out our Essential Oils A to Z Series, where we’re constantly adding new profiles.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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