Lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is light, colorless or yellow-green liquid, the main parts of which are alcohol esters of L-linalool and acids (acetic, butyric, valeric and caproic). Furthermore caryophyllene, geraniol, lavandiol, borneol and others were found in it. Lavender essential oil is obtained by water-steam distillation of fresh inflorescences and stems of medicinal lavender subshrub, known formally as lavandula angustifolia and true lavender. Lavender essential oil has a wide range of useful actions. Thanks to the excellent lymphodrain effect lavender oil improves blood circulation, stimulates the cardiovascular system and cerebral blood flow.
Lavender essential oil is a strong antiseptic, antibacterial and regenerating agent therefore it is used for rapid healing of wounds, destruction of pathogenic microbes, resorption of scars and skin indurations. Clinical data confirm the strong soothing and toning properties of lavender oil.
Lavender essential oil is an excellent tool for disinfecting and deodorizing air in the premises, as well as for aromatization of linen. It is also used as a repellent.