A Little History....
The use of lavender has been recorded for more than 2,500 years. Egyptians, Phoenicians and the people of Arabia used lavender as a perfume and also for mummification, by wrapping the dead in lavender-dipped shrouds. In ancient Greece, lavender was used as a cure for everything from insomnia and aching backs to insanity.
By Roman times, lavender had already become a prized commodity and was used to scent the water in Roman baths. In fact, the baths served as the root of the plant's current name. "Lavender" is derived from the Latin lavare, meaning, "to wash." Romans also used lavender as a perfume, insect repellent and flavoring.
In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, lavender was strewn over the stone floors of castles as a disinfectant and deodorant. Use of lavender was highly revered during the Great Plague of the 17th century, when individuals fastened bunches of lavender to each wrist to protect themselves from the Black Death. Thieves who made a living stealing from the graves and the homes of Plague victims developed a wash known as "Four Thieves Vinegar," which contained lavender, to cleanse and protect themselves after a night's work.
Common Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oils
Blending Lavender with Other Oils
Lavender blends well with most oils, especially citrus and floral oils. Cedarwood, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Vetiver, Patchouli, Coriander, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Rose
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