Aqua Oleum Organic Lavender Oil.
- All our organic essential oils & skin care products are authorized by the Soil Association
- Their symbol on the label gives you confidence that they are certified to a standard that you can trust
- A very safe, versatile oil which can be used neat in moderation, e.g. on minor burns
- Do not take internally; avoid contact with eyes; not suitable for babies; store away from children
- Key Benefits:- Relaxing / soothing, invaluable for skin care, a very versatile remedy
May be used neat on the skin.Bath: 5-10 drops. Vaporiser: 3-5 drops. Body & massage:?5 drops/10ml base oil.Tips: Put a few drops on your pillow for restful sleep - may also be used for children / or rub a few drops into soles of the feet prior to retiring. May also be used neat as a perfume and to scent household linen etc.Soft, familiar sweet-floral scent.Blends well with: geranium, rose, chamomile & palmarosa.
Aqua Oleum is a company with a long history, starting with Julia Lawless’ mother, Kerttu, a Finnish biochemist who studied essential oils and who had a lifelong interest in herbs, as did her mother before her. Family knowledge goes back at least three generations and our interest in essential oils pre-dates the advent of Aromatherapy in the UK by many years.
Kerttu and Julia were concerned more with research than with business - they did not train Aromatherapists and chose not to engage in commercial activities, though their research left them well connected with oils suppliers. Inevitably however they were asked by friends to supply essential oils for personal use and eventually were approached by local retailers. As a result Kerttu and Julia started selling oils to a shop in London in 1970, with Julia taking over the business when her mother became ill.
We are major importers and exporters of pure Essential Oils and Carrier Oils. Our product range also includes Flower Waters and Books by Julia Lawless.
Aqua Oleum is taken from an ancient alchemical manuscript on the nature of the soul.
Aqua (water) was a favourite symbol of the alchemists and referred to the wisdom of the unconscious. The elusive nature of this wisdom was the spirit Mercurius and was also known as Oleum (oil) due to its ability to penetrate all things and its reluctance to restrict itself to any particular form.
The manuscript also discusses the problems and difficulties of mixing wordly values with those born of Aqua permanens - unchanging water. An essential oil, being the essence of a plant, can be seen as a bridge between spirit and matter. the main concern of Alchemy was the union of these opposites on a psychological level. Water is also used to extract most of the oils from their raw materials.
Aqua Oleum has satisfied the requirements of the Soil Association Standards for Organic Food and Farming and Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 for the following Certified Products:
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Steam distillation of fresh flowering heads