Stoechas Lavender Essential Oil
Latin Name: Lavandula stoechas L.
Part of plant: Flowering Tops
Aroma Character: Sweet camphorous, refreshing
Blends Well with: Chamomile, Geranium, Peppermint
Stoechas Lavender Properties: Against colds, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant (pseudomonas aeruginosa; promotes healing and scar formation.
Stoechas Lavender Indications: Chronic bronchitis and sinusitis, stomatitis, otitis, wounds, eczema.
Stoechas Lavender Main Components: D-fenchone, d-camphor, verbenone, alpha-pinene, camphene, cineole, linalool, Borneo Camphor.
Stoechas Lavender Contraindications, side effects: Avoid use for children and pregnant women, neurotoxic and abortive effect.
Stoechas Lavender was named after the island of Hyeres which was actually called Stoechades by the Romans. The ancient Romans were the probable users of this type of Lavender, and used it to make perfume for their baths.
Until the mid 18th Century,Stoechas Lavender was used medicinally in England, but Stoechas Lavender is quite different from the true lavender flower. It is short, spiky and less spectacular than the true plant.
Lavender Stoechas is a hardy herb found on sand and crystalline rocks on the European coastline, particularly in France.