PURELIFE's Organic High Alpine Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is from France and is the very best quality available. This 100% pure Therapeutic Quality essential oil has a wonderful light floral aroma due to its high linalol content.
There is a difference between High Alpine Lavender and other lavenders, including the origin, aroma, and health benefits. Our lavender is grown in the highest regions of French Alps and has more linalool than other lavenders due to the differences in soil, elevation, and the variety has been thoroughly selected for the best quality due to the fact it is being grown for high-quality oils. It also has a lighter aroma that is less piercing than other lavenders. To learn more about High Alpine Lavender click here.
Lavender Essential Oil is the most versatile oil and no home should be without it. It uplifts while simultaneously relaxes the mind. It relieves muscle pain and can soothe headache symptoms. You can diffuse your High Alpine Lavender Oil, or add a drop to your pillowcase at night for restful sleep. Lavender Essential Oil (High Alpine) is also good for treating burns and can reduce scaring.
The history of Lavender Essential Oil us is long. Its name comes from the Latin word “lavere”, meaning “to wash.” This is because Romans added Lavender Oil to their bath water. It was made famous by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, when he plunged his hand into a container of lavender oil after severely burning himself in a laboratory accident – to his surprise he experienced immediate relief. Gattefosse also was surprised to find that his burn healed without typical scarring and blistering. This launched his interest in the power essential oils where his studies led him to publish Aromatherapie, a book that popularized the term aromatherapy.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is grown throughout the world, including France, Bulgaria, the Himalayas, Russia, the United States, and Croatia.
Lavender is the most widely used essential oil because it is extremely effective but also very gentle, and it’s aroma is universally loved.
Our High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil is a deodorant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, analgesic, antidepressant, antitussive, nervine, diuretic, anticonvulsive, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, sedative, antispasmodic, antivenomus, carminative, decongestant, insecticide, stimulant, parasiticide, and a tonic.
Lavender Essential Oil can help relieve symptoms associated with PMS cramps, headaches, and muscular aches and pains. It is used to relieve nasal stuffiness, sinus issues, and chest congestion. Most know Lavender Essential Oil for its ability to reduce stress, anxiety and insomnia. We recommend High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil first for calming, grounding, and rest. In fact, aromatherapy studies found High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil to be the most effective at calming brainwaves and decreasing stress levels, when compared to other essential oils. High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil has shown to be effective in treating burns, insect bites, inflammatory skin conditions, as a home pesticide, and a natural way to rid the home of odors. It is one of the few essential oils that may be used directly on the skin undiluted but we still recommend testing a small area first and with extreme care before using it widely.
Our High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil has a calming effect - relieving tension, panic, depression, hysteria, insomnia, and is effective against headaches and migraines. It may also be used for cold, halitosis, whooping cough, bronchitis, asthma, laryngitis, throat infections, colic, flatulence, nausea, and vomiting.
High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil also relieves pain associated with rheumatism, arthritis, and muscle aches – especially soreness caused by physical exertion. High Alpine Lavender Essential Oil can be used on the skin and is known for how it tones and revitalizes all skin types. It can be used for treating abscesses, oily skin, acne, boils, burns, wounds, sunburn, psoriasis, insect bites, lice, and stings.
Below is our comprehensive list of 33 Uses for Lavender Oil:
- Calming Effects – Lavender is probably most well known for its calming effects. Diffusing lavender oil in your home has an overall relaxing effect. If you don’t have a diffuser, one or two drops can be rubbed on to the back of your neck or spritzed from a bottle of water on upholstery and curtains.
- Anxiety – For centuries lavender has been used as a natural method for combating anxiety. Lavender’s volatile oils are highly concentrated and largely responsible for its distinctive fragrance. Lavender can be both ingested and used topically. Try rubbing a couple drops on the soles of your feet for a soothing effect.
- Improving Sleep – Add a few drops of lavender to a spray bottle and lightly mist over your pillows before you climb into bed. The aroma has calming effects and can help you drift into sleep more readily and stay relaxed throughout the night.
- Sooths Canker Sores - The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender may help with the symptoms of canker sores. Just at 2-3 drops directly on the affected area. Lavender oil is gentle enough to be used directly on the skin.
- Bath Soaks – Long used in cosmetics, lavender makes a great addition to any bath. Add 3 cups of Epsom salts and 10-25 drops of lavender oil to your warm bath for an at home spa soak.
- Improve Migraine/Headaches Pain – When you feel a headache or migraine coming on, try rubbing some lavender oil on your temples or along your hairline. One study has found that rubbing lavender oil on your upper lip during a migraine decreases overall pain.
- Respiratory Relief – The antibacterial properties of lavender oil when inhaled soothe respiratory issues such as sore throats, cold, cough, bronchitis, tonsillitis, the flu, and sinus congestion. It also will loosen phlegm that causes respiratory issues, thus promoting recovery. Try adding lavender oil to your humidifiers or diffusers to benefit from the healing effects of lavender vapor.
- Don’t Wash Damp Laundry Over Again – If you went an hour or so and forgot your damp laundry in the machine, there is no need to wash it again. Throw 10 drops of lavender oil with your clothes in the dryer. Everything will dry smelling fresh and clean.
- Chapped Lips – Apply 1-2 drops of oil directly to chapped and irritated lips for relief. This is a natural and safe solution for kids who get chapped lips from licking their lips and rubbing their noses too much.
- Allergy Relief – Seasonal allergies affects more than 17 million adults and 7 million children in the United States. If you or your family suffers from allergies then try diffusing lavender oil for symptom relief. If more immediate relief is needed, try rubbing a couple drops directly onto your palms, cupping your hands to your mouth and inhaling deeply.
- Nausea – Ginger is often used for naturally treating nausea but most people don’t know lavender very helpful in treating nausea. Whether it’s the flu, morning or motion sickness rub 2-3 drops around your belly button and behind your ears for comfort.
- Bug Repellant & Bite Treatment – Prevent AND treat bug bites with lavender oil. Lavender oil is a natural bug repellent so rub a few drops on the backs of your wrist and the back of your neck before you head outside for protection. If you still managed to get bit, simply apply a drop of oil directly on the bite and the itching should stop immediately.
- Pain Relief – Lavender oil also has analgesic (painkiller) effects and is very effective against muscle soreness and pain associated with minor cuts, scrapes and burns. Be sure to clean they area first with warm water, then apply 2-8 drops of lavender oil until a scab appears. Often times you will experience immediate pain relief.
- Hair Regrowth – A study on patients suffering from alopecia (hair loss) found that 44 percent had new hair growth after massaging their scalps daily with lavender and other oils for 7 months. Many believe that lavender oil could be a natural remedy for male baldness and other related issues.
- No Need for the Nasty Smell of Moth Balls – Lavender is a natural moth deterrent, smells great, and is a healthier alternative to mothballs. Add lavender sachets to drawers and closets for protection and to make your clothes smell nice. You can also add drops of oils to cotton balls for a more affordable version of sachets.
- Splinter Removal – Most people don’t know that you can use lavender oil to remove splinters. Simply add a few drops to the splinter site and let it set. Eventually the splinter site will swell and it will be easy to slide it out.
- Cold and Flu Relief – Inhaling lavender is an effective way to fight cold and flu symptoms. By adding 5-7 drops of lavender oil to a bowl of hot water and creating a “hood” with a large towel over your head, you can easily gain relief.
- Healing Skin – Free radicals are uncharged molecules in the body that have an unpaired valence election. They are damaging to the body and promote aging. A study in 2010 shows that lavender “increase scavenging activity against free radicals.” This means lavender has defensive effects again age-promoting radicals. By adding lavender oil to your face care routine, you will gain the benefits of the naturally occurring anti-aging properties.
- Boosting blood circulation – The same characteristics that make lavender oil so great for your skin are what make it great for boosting blood circulation. At various points in history it has been used to treat high and low blood pressure by rubbing it directly on the skin.
- Scenting Household Cleaner – Many people understand the benefits of using a natural cleaner like vinegar and water versus chemicals, but cannot stand the smell. Try adding 10-20 drops of lavender oil to your homemade cleaners for a better smelling option.
- Scent your home naturally – Either with a diffuser or simply by adding a couple drops to boiling water, lavender is a quick, easy, and affordable way to make your home smell welcoming and fresh.
- Dandruff Itchiness – If you are suffering from the itchy effects of dandruff, massage lavender oil onto your scalp for both immediate and long-term relief. Other oils have the effect of moisturizing but lavender oil specifically will give you relief from the uncomfortable itching.
- Athlete’s Foot – Lavender oil is a natural way to battle stubborn athlete’s foot. Just rub 5 drops of our lavender oil on each foot 1-2 times per day and add 10 drops of Lavender to each of your sneakers once a day. If the issue persists increase to 10 drops of lavender 1-2 times per day.
- Prevention of Scars – Not many people know about lavenders scar prevention properties. Rub lavender on shallow, surface abrasions along with rose hip seed, mugwort, and sage.
- Pimples & Acne – Not only does applying lavender oil to your entire face prevent acne and pimples, it can be used to spot treat blemishes. One drop of oil on each blemish each day is an effective acne treatment.
- Menstrual Cramps – In much the same way Lavender treats sore muscles and nausea it can help reduce the pain associated with menstrual cramps. Combine lavender with anise, chamomile, and sweet marjoram in an even ratio and apply to the low back and abdomen for relief.
- After Sun Care – Lavender oil provides almost immediate relief for anyone suffering from sunburn. Its painkilling properties soothes while its healing properties promotes faster recovery than most alternatives. For more severe burns you may have to rub lavender oil over the affected area every few hours.
- Make-up – Lavender can be added to make-up for both its beneficial properties and its lovely scent. Try adding it to your favorite unscented lotion, mascara tube or lip-gloss.
- Deodorant – Lavender oil can be used as a natural alternative to harsh, chemical deodorants. Deodorants are filled with chemicals that are bad for your health short and long term, instead you can use lavender oil, which has a pleasant yet strong enough odor to mask body odor.
- Lavender Tea - We’ve talked a lot of the medicinal and health benefits of lavender oil, but lavender is also delicious. Lavender infused teas are great not only for your health but your taste buds. Additionally, lavender tea has health benefits including better sleep and relaxation.
- Fruit Jams – Adding lavender to fruit jams and preserves gives it an interesting and unique flavor. Lavender mixes well with blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and peach preserves.
- Citrus Desserts – Lavender’s low, earthy taste complements bright citrus flavors. Try adding a bit of lavender to a favorite citrus dessert for a surprisingly delicious and unique result.
- Savory Dishes- Lavender works well in savory dishes and is unexpected. Use it to balance herbs such as oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
General Safety Considerations:
- Do not ingest essential oils.
- Do not apply to sensitive areas such as the eyes or mucous membranes.
- Dilute before applying to the skin.
- The information on this site is should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. Essential oils are not an appropriate treatment of illnesses.
- Contact your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing or for use on children before using essential oils.
- The information on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.