Lavender and Bergamot – ThistleandClay

Lavender and Bergamot

Lavender - It was Rene-Maurice Gattefosse who observed the healing effects of lavender oil when he burnt his hand in a laboratory accident, and it is still used today for burns including in hospitals, for it's pain relieving, antiseptic & skin healing properties.

Therapeutic effects - Lavandula comes from the Latin word lavare, meaning to wash, which is particularly appropriate because Lavender is so deeply cleansing in so many ways. It is a wonderful antiseptic and since it can be used neat on the skin, it is very useful for applying directly to cuts and sores – great for children and an essential addition to first aid kits. It also helps relieve pain and itching, as well as speeding the healing process. It is also an etheric antiseptic, so doesn’t just cleanse the body on a physical level, but on an energetic level too.

Bergamot is refreshing, immune supporting, antiseptic and digestive. Useful in skincare and perfumery. Uplifting, anti-depressant, self empowering, supports confidence, aids in self expression. This oil is free from bergapten, so there are no cautions for skin exposed to the sun.

Vetiver or Vetivert is deeply relaxing to body and mind. Useful for mature complexions. Called 'the oil of tranquillity' in Indonesia due to it's balancing and grounding properties. Also known as Rhu Khus.