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Aura Cacia Organic Pure Aromatherapy Oil Lavender -- 0.25 fl oz


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Aura Cacia Organic Pure Aromatherapy Oil Lavender -- 0.25 fl oz

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Aura Cacia Organic Pure Aromatherapy Oil Lavender Description

  • Pure Aromatherapy
  • Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
  • USDA Organic

The most popular essential oil in the world, lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) oil is considered one of the safest oils to use for adults and children, and scientific studies over the years have verified its many benefits.

Lavender essential oil is grown in many regions across the globe, however, Aura Cacia lavender is grown in Bulgaria. Lavender is harvested annually near or just after the summer solstice. The flowers only bloom for about two weeks, so the harvesting and distillation is often done all day and night. Lavender is harvested with a combine and immediately taken to the distillation facility, where the distillation process begins.

Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Our manufacturing facility and all of our organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS) testing is the primary way to ensure an essential oil is an unadulterated, true botanical. Every batch of Aura Cacia essential oils is GC/MS tested. This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

Aura Cacia® was founded over 40 years ago on pure essential oils and true aromatherapy benefits. We partner with suppliers to source high quality botanicals and rigorously test every batch to ensure purity. We then provide premium products with consumer safety at the forefront. And importantly, Aura Cacia is part of a member owned co-op that puts people and planet ahead of profits.


Directions

Suggested Uses: Calming Toner: 5 drops lavender, 1 tsp witch hazel extract. Soothing mist: 18 drops lavender, 1 oz water in mister.

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


Ingredients: Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil.
Warnings

CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. AVOID EYES ANS MUCOUS MEMBRANES. DILUTE PROPERLY · MAY IRRITATE SKIN NOT FOR INTERNAL USE KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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9 Surprising Uses for Essential Oils

For aromatherapy aficionados, it’s common knowledge that a sniff of lavender is relaxing and a waft of peppermint is invigorating. But did you know that, according to 16th century herbalist John Gerard, the fragrance of marjoram is recommended “for those given to much sighing?”

9 Ways Essential Oil Can Refresh Your Life

Essential oils are the natural chemicals that give flowers, herbs and other plants their odor and flavor. These oils also help their host plant ward off many types of disease and trauma, leading scientists dating back to Hippocrates to wonder if the oils can pass on their myriad properties to humans. Over the centuries, says aromatherapist Mindy Green, research has shown that indeed they do.

In 1990 alone, she points out, more than 50 papers were presented at the International Conference on Essential Oils and Aroma Chemicals. Many more studies have been conducted since then. “Lavender, for instance, has hundreds of studies,” says Green, who owns the aromatherapy consulting company Green Scentsations and is coauthor, along with Kathi Keville, of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (Crossing Press, 2009).

Over the last three decades, Green and Keville, who is director of the American Herb Association, have documented the health properties of essential oils. Here are some of the lesser-known uses they’ve discovered.

  1. To disinfect a room: Make a spray of 3 drops eucalyptus oil, 1 drop peppermint oil, 2 drops pine oil, 1 drop tea tree or rosemary oil and 2 drops bergamot oil per ounce of water. All of these oils have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. If you really want to zap germs, Keville and Green say that studies show that a solution of 10 to 12 drops of eucalyptus oil per ounce of water kills 70 percent of airborne staph bacteria.
  2. To relieve menstrual cramps: Combine 4 drops lavender oil, 2 drops marjoram oil, 2 drops clary sage oil, 3 drops geranium oil and 1 drop ginger oil in 1 ounce of yarrow oil, and massage onto your abdomen, hips and lower back. A study published in May 2012 in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research showed that a cream with lavender, marjoram and sage oils reduced the duration of menstrual cramps from 2.4 to 1.8 days.
  3. To concoct a “kiss me quick” perfume: Add 2 drops rose oil, 3 drops jasmine oil, 6 drops grapefruit oil and 2 drops ylang ylang oil to 1 ounce of jojoba oil. To make a massage oil, add the essential oils to 1 ounce of a carrier oil like almond, apricot, hazelnut, olive, rice bran or sesame oil.
  4. To treat an itchy scalp and alleviate dandruff: Add 2 to 3 drops of lavender, basil, cedarwood or patchouli oil to your shampoo.
  5. To fight wrinkles: Mix a couple drops of rose oil into your face cream. A May 2012 study published in the journal Chemical Senses showed that applying rose essential oil to rats’ skin helped replenish moisture lost as a result of chronic stress.
  6. To spice up a dessert: Make an aromatic topping for chocolate confections by whipping ½ pint of cream and adding sweetener and 1 or 2 drops of food-safe neroli (orange blossom) oil.
  7. To make your own bath salts: Combine 1½ cups Epsom salt, ½ cup baking soda and ½ teaspoon of your favorite essential oil. Use ¼ to ½ cup of the mixture per bath.
  8. To formulate an all-natural deodorant: Mix 15 drops sandalwood oil, 5 drops cypress oil, 5 drops sage oil, 5 drops coriander or lavender oil, 2 ounces aloe vera juice or witch hazel and 1 teaspoon alcohol in a spray bottle, and shake well. These oils are powerful antibacterials and antiseptics.
  9. To soothe a child at bedtime: Place a couple drops of chamomile, lavender or geranium oil on a stuffed animal and put it in a plastic bag overnight to disperse the aroma. Remove the toy from the bag and let your child snuggle up with it while falling asleep. The scent lasts for about two weeks.

Directions for use

Green and Keville recommend using only pure essential oils from plants, rather than synthetics made in a laboratory. But because companies don’t have to disclose on the label whether their oil is natural or artificial, this can be easier said than done. Green recommends checking an oil’s ingredient deck. “If the first thing listed is a botanical Latin name, you know it’s from a plant,” she says.

Because essential oils are concentrated, they can irritate your skin or nasal passages if they’re used undiluted, Green says. To test for allergies, put a very small amount of a diluted oil (10 to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil) in the crook of your arm and wait eight to 12 hours. If your skin isn’t itchy, red or irritated in any other way, you’re good to go.

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