We introduced Lavender Oil to Australians
We first introduced Lavender Oil to Australia in the late 70’s when ‘Aromatherapy’ was not even a word. Having sold Lavender for nearly 40 years through our companies Sunspirit Aromatherapy and Eureka! oils, we can honestly say that “this is by far, the best essential oil we’ve ever come across.” Move over France, make way for Bulgaria!
And better yet, it is pure plant product and truly Certified Organic – not just claiming to be.
Sadly the industry we pioneered has not cared enough to guard against what has been happening with product integrity. Watching the market become saturated with Lavender Oils of such poor quality – often synthetically enhanced and certainly not good enough to be used medicinally – inspired us to bring back the real thing.
We believe it is important that people can actually buy what they think they are buying, especially when it comes to Lavender Oil. It is the world’s most healing and versatile essential oil and we would like you to experience LOVE Lavender – true and noble Lavender oil, like you’ve never known before.
LOVE Lavender is certainly not ordinary. It is more like extraordinary – because this Lavender Oil is Lavender oil – nothing added and nothing taken away. It is the genuine article.
The name Lavender was born from the Latin word lavare, meaning to wash. The Lavender plant is indigenous to the Mediterranean region of Europe yet is now cultivated all over the world.
There are many varieties of Lavender and in general, many varying healing qualities. The most therapeutic, and what is known, as the true and noble Lavender is Lavandula angustifolia. It is sometimes referred to as Lavandula vera or Lavandula officinalis and is also known as the common or garden lavender.
From this plant, the essential oil is extracted by a method of steam distillation. The very finest lavender oil is produced from the flowering heads and possesses a multitude of therapeutic uses.
The virtues of this delightfully fragrant and wonderful oil have paved new paths into the modern world we live in today. Numerous books and medical research studies have been written on aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well being. In these books and documents, Lavender oil, rightfully so, stands out above all others and is the hero essential oil.
Its early ‘accidental’ discovery came about in 1910 when an explosion occurred in a family owned French perfume laboratory. The perfumer, Rene Maurice Gatefosse was severely burnt in this accident and his sudden reaction when it happened was to plunge his burnt hand into the nearest vat of liquid, which happened to be pure Lavender oil.
He found that he received immediate relief to the pain and later observed that the healing process was much quicker than what was expected of a burn of the severity he suffered and that it healed notably without infection and scarring.
This documented case led to many more studies on the powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of this amazing natural oil.