Some prejudiced people may look down on India as a source of essential oils. “Why India?” Some may ask. And why not India? I ask in return. We have been “educated” that France must be the best source for essential and fragrance oils. France. Just the name itself connotes prestige, opulence, beauty, intoxicating scents, and fields and fields of fragrant flowers, like dreams are made of these.
Maybe true on all counts. But India? India has been there as in forever, yes, long before France came into being. The history of India goes as far back as 2500 BC. In the Old Testament of the Bible, in The Book of Esther, we read, “Now in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces…” (Es. 1:1, emphasis mine).
But what has history got to do with our topic of essential oils? Much, I’d say. India knows essential oils. They are a vital part of Ayurveda.
Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.
(Taken from The Chopra Center website).
One of the goals of Ayurveda is to offer cures using diet, herbs, aromatherapy, massage treatments, to name a few. We may very well trace the origins of the spa revolution to Ayurveda.
Let it be known that I am not into Ayurveda 🙂 . We are discussing these things to establish that India knows essential oils since ancient times. And that important aspect cleared, I would like to introduce to you our Kashmiri Lavender Essential Oil from India.
KASHMIRI LAVENDER OIL (LAVENDULA AUGUSTIFOLIA)
Lavender oil is produced by steam distillation of the flowering tops of Lavendula Angustifolia, and is produced mainly in India, France and Hungary. India is famous for its Kashmiri Lavender Oil around the world. Kashmiri soil and climatic conditions are conducive to producing and growing the best Lavendula Angustifolia plants that yield outstanding quality Lavender Essential Oil. Even the odor profile of Kashmiri Lavender Essential Oil is by far and undoubtedly the best in the world.
Our Kashmiri Lavender is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, in high-altitude valleys famed for their rich harvests of aromatic and medicinal plants. More than 50% of plant species described in the British pharmacopoeia are reported to grow in the Kashmir Valley. Redolent of the mountain air and glacial waters of its home, this particular variety of Lavender oil is especially high in Linalool, the compound responsible for its relaxing and soothing properties.
Purity and Profile
The Kashmiri Lavender oil contains a good percentage of both Linalool and Linalyl Acetate, and scores above the Hungarian, French Lavender oils in both ingredients and confirms to European Pharmacopeia 5 standards. Camphor gives Lavender oil the undesirable medicinal/camphoraceous odor. The Kashmiri Lavender oil has very low camphor and this contributes to its excellent fragrance. The Camphor content in the Kashmiri Lavender oil is the lowest when compared to the Hungarian and French Lavender oils. Kashmiri Lavender oil has a sweet and refreshing aroma.
Kashmiri Lavender oil is used to treat a variety of health conditions. It is used for headaches, depression, nervousness, insomnia, exhaustion, rheumatism, in relieving muscle spasms, in stimulating blood flow, and as a cell regenerator. It supports the digestive and respiratory systems, and joint health, it reduces inflammation, fights infection, promotes skin healing and supports healthy tissue growth, it helps treat sunburns and sunstroke, it is used for the relief of asthmatic and bronchitic spasm, it helps to eliminate nits, it is used to treat head lice, it is used as an antiseptic and pain reliever, it is used for minor burns, insect bites and stings, it is used to prevent scarring and stretch marks, and to prevent wrinkles. It is carminative, sedative, analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic and antibacterial.
The oil is used in perfumery, aromatherapy, insect repellent, lotions, haircare, skincare, and body care products.
Kashmiri Lavender oil blends well with Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Pine, Nutmeg and all the Citrus oils.
(Technical information and literature from our India supplier).
Inquire about our Kashmiri Lavender Essential Oil today. You may contact the technical representative assigned to you.