Lavender

Lavender
November 15, 2016 Dennes Kraan

Lavender

Lavender

Said to be the most versatile essential oil with properties ranging from analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, bactericidal, decongestant, hypotensive, insect repellent sedative and vermifuge. It can be summed up as calming, soothing and balancing. It is native to Southern Europe, around the Mediterranean. It is very highly scented and the content and quality of the oil depends greatly on the climate, soil and altitude where it is grown. French Lavender is rich in linalyl acetate and gives a fruitier sweeter note than it’s close cousins. It has a very complicated chemical structure and the proportion of various constituents will vary dependant on where it is grown. For example, after a dry summer the oil will have a higher level of esters in it than after a wet one. Oil is produced from the flowers, but a less subtle scent can be derived from the stalks. The oil contains high levels of phenol so is a strong antiseptic and antibiotic. Very few people show an allergic reaction to Lavender. It has been used since ancient times as a delicate perfume and for medicinal purposes. It was mentioned by Dioscorides, Galen and Pliny in their teachings. It has been grown in monasteries since the 13th and 14th centuries with British Lavender grown from the 1500s, later on used for soaps and perfumes. Ancients classified Lavender as a stimulant, tonic, stomachic and carminative. It was mentioned by Matthiole (16th century botanist) regarded as most effective panacea, as a cure for epilepsy, apoplexy and mental problems. .

Why Tabitha includes it

It is one of the three essential oils which most powerfully stimulate new cell growth. It is know to help with most cases of eczema. It is very good at soothing the skin and helping balance the over-secretion of sebum which the bacteria thrive on, also aiding sebum production on the scalp.

You can find Lavender in

  • Plastic free organic hair cleanser golden citrus by Tabitha James-Kraan
    Plastic free organic hair cleanser golden citrus by Tabitha James-Kraan
    £25.00

    Golden Citrus Hair Cleanser 165ml

    The problem solver

    The shampoo replacement designed to change the game. This creamy hair cleanser is the problem solver, designed to address a scalp that is out of balance. It will nourish the scalp, harmonise with the bodies natural oil production with it's combination of rich oils, healing Aloe vera and Oat milk.  Its gentle cleansing action will clean the oil in your hair leaving it soft and nourished without stripping the hair or the scalp. Suitable for oily or dry hair & scalps as well as curly & wavy hair types including colour treated hair. Aromatherapy scented with our signature Golden Citrus scent Scroll down for the "How-To Video"
    £25.00
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    £25.00
  • Full size Organic Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair by Tabitha James Kraan
    Full size Organic Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair by Tabitha James Kraan
    £29.00

    Dry Shampoo for Dark Hair 75g

    STYLE - REFRESH - VOLUMISE 100% Natural 90% Certified Organic Ingredients The ultimate way to naturally dry clean your hair in between washes. Use this product as part of your morning routine, before you get dressed for your day. This expert blend of therapeutic botanicals will help balance oil production and soothe the scalp. This easy to wear formula is finished with an exquisitely scented, mind soothing infusion of certified essential oils including May Chang, Benzoin, Lemongrass and Lavender. Scroll down for the "How-To Video"
    £29.00
    £29.00

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