Aromatic Description: Strong. This type of Lavender is well balanced
in its aroma. Lavender Barreme is grown at high altitudes, which typically
has high ester content (52%: linalyl, terpenyl, lavandulyl and geranyl
acetates). The different soil, temperature, precipitation, etc. contributes
to some subtle changes in scent.
Perfumery Description: Top
allergies, anxiety, asthma, athlete's foot, bruises, burns, chicken pox,
colic, cuts, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cystitis, depression,
dermatitis, dysmenorrheal, earache, flatulence, headache, anticonvulsant,
hypertension, rheumatic, insect bites, insect repellent, itching, labor
pains, migraine, oily skin, rheumatism, scabies, scars, sores, sprains,
antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, strains, anti-depressant, stress,
stretch marks, vertigo, whooping cough. It is said this type of
Lavender is the most relaxing of all Lavenders.
Blends Well With: Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Geranium, Bay, Bergamot,
Chamomile, Citronella, Jasmine, Lemon,, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa,
Tangerine, Ylang-Ylang, Rosewood, Clove Bud, Pine, Geranium, Patchouli, citrus oils, and floral oils. It blends well
with most oils.
History: In France, Lavender Barreme is called lavande fine de
Barrême. This type of lavender is known for its lavender distilleries. At the beginning of
the 20th century, fields of lavender were first planted, at altitudes above
700 m to produce the finest quality lavender. The temperate climatic requirement for growing Lavender
species has resulted in plantings in all states of Australia but the most
interest appears to be in Victoria and southern New South Wales. Early Egyptians wrapped their dead in lavender-dipped shrouds; ancient Greeks
used the plant to fight insomnia, insanity, and aching backs; and ancient Romans
tossed it into their public baths, hence its name, from the Latin meaning "to
wash." Besides the rose, lavender is the only common flower that retains its
fragrance when dried.
Safety Notes &
Cautions: Generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. Use well diluted. Avoid during
pregnancy. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
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and the information listed on this page is not necessary
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