There are approximately 39 species of Lavender. It grows in various countries and has many medicinal, culinary and ornamental uses.  Lavender is an evergreen shrub with fragrant purple flowers.  The essence or essential oil is derived from steam distillation of the flowers.

Lavender, Maillette (Lavandula officinalis mailette) is grown in France, Italy, and Bulgaria. This particular species is a fine lavender with long steams and flower spikes often found on mountain slopes. Lavender, Maillette may be useful in preventing infections. It can aid in healing the skin and can be emotionally calming.  It is analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, deodorant, insecticide and sedative.

Not many associate lavender with pain relief, yet Lavender, Maillette can be useful in reducing pain.  I like to add it to my personal essential oil blend which I use for headaches. I have used this particular lavender essential oil to aid with burns and scaring.  I have added a few drops to my skin care before bed.

Lavender, Mailette has a calming, sedative property.  It can be helpful at bedtime.  My daughter enjoys a drop on her stuffed animal at bed time.  A drop of lavender essential oil, mixed with carrier oil can be placed on pulse points or under the big toe and dragged down the foot.

Lavender, Maillette is gentle, and safe for children.  If you are starting your essential oil collection, consider adding Lavender, Maillette to your collection.  You will find many uses for it and it smells amazing.  Not all essential oils are made equally so do your research.  Ensure you use pure, organic and wildcrafted essential oils whenever possible.

*DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only.  It is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose any disease or condition.  The information provided may not be complete or fully accurate.  Do not take internally. Use vegetable or milk to remove any essential oils causing irritation. Always keep essential oils and blends away from children. To slow oxidation and protect shelf life, store in a cool, dark place with lids tightly secured. Never put oils in the ear canal or eyes.

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