This well-known aroma is obtained by steam distillation of both flowers and stalks. Lavender has been cultivated since early times as much for its delicate perfume as its restul properties. The mild but powerful actions make this oil exceptional for use in a cold compress. Head problems also respond extremely well to lavender because of its soothing emotional effects. In pregnancy, it is welcomed, safe and gently when used in inhalation in the morning.