External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

Lavender Essential Oil in Almond Kernel Oil

Synonyms
Ätherisches Lavendelöl in Mandelkernöl, Oleum aethereum Lavandulae; Amygdalae oleum virginale
Composition
Lavender essential oil (a few drops) in almond kernel oil
Manufacturer(s)
Mix your own

Guiding principle

The wonderful blue of lavender may remind us of Provence and the summer sky – the infinite expanse that is reflected in the soul and can manifest in deep relaxation. The plant extends its flowers far outside of the leaf area (vegetative area) and concentrates essential oils in them; the plant can accordingly relieve cramps in the vegetative nervous system. Its forces of light and warmth have a calming, antispasmodic and relaxing effect. The warmth penetrates the body, enabling balanced body heat and deeper breathing to develop.