‘Lavender angustifolia’ or ‘Maillette’ is the preferred lavender variety for therapeutic and medicinal use. The aroma of Maillette is strong but sweetly fragrant, fresh, and floral – herbaceous with woody undertones lacing any sharp fragrance. Lavender is commonly used to treat burns, inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, dermatitis, headaches, insomnia, hysteria, migraines, nausea, nervous tension, infections, bacterial conditions, sores, ulcers, acne, boils, asthma, rheumatism, arthritis, restores hormonal balance, reduces cramps, lowers blood pressure, hypertension, tones the heart, helps respiratory conditions, helps skin maladies and acts as a sedative. Alternative medicine experts use lavender as an anti-septic, and researchers from England, Germany and Switzerland have amassed scientific evidence on the efficacy of Lavender Maillette.
- Hydrosols, also known as’ hydrolats,’ are the aqueous product of distillation and carry the hydrophilic properties (water-soluble components) of the plant in solution as well as microscopic droplets of essential oils in suspension.1 Every liter of hydrosol contains between 0.05 and 0.2 milliliter (less then 1%, typically 0.01 - 0.04%) of dissolved essential oil, depending on the water solubility of the plant’s components and the distillation parameters.2 Hydrosols also contain ‘carboxylic acids,’ which may explain their observed anti-inflammatory activity. Ideally, Hydrosols should be stored in the refrigerator, if you do not have room to store in the refrigerator, store in a cool, dark location. This product has a shelf life is up to two years.