Scientific Name: Lavendula angustifolia
Country of Origin: Hungary
Synonyms: L.vera, L.officinalis, garden lavender, common lavender
Plant Family: Lamiaceae ( Labiatae)
Plant Parts Used: Flower Tops
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Middle
Aroma: Sweet, floral-herbaceous scent with balsamic-woody undertones.
Main Constituents: Over 100 constituents including linalyl acetate (up to 40%), linalol, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, terpineol, cineol, limonene, ocimene, caryophyllene among others.
Blends With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oakmoss, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme and Vetiver
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.
- Most versatile of essential oils. Very calming and balancing.
- Analgesic, antiseptic, antibiotic and antiviral.
- Its' a sedative and useful when there is difficulty sleeping. (Try a few drops on a tissue tucked inside your pillowcase.)
- Blends well with many other oils.
- Very soothing on the skin, great for burns and muscular pain.
- Promotes the growth of healthy new cells.
- Try undiluted on insect bites.