Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis
Method of Extraction: steam distillation
Parts Used: flowers
Country of Origin: France
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Description: Used since ancient times, classic Lavender is one of the most well-known and loved of the essential oils. Growing to roughly one meter in height with long, thin purple-blue flowers, the plant is covered with oil glands within fine hairs covering the plant.
Our Lavender 40/42 is a blend of various lavenders and has the greatest floral scent range of all lavender oils. While the majority of Lavender 40/42 in the market is synthetically compounded, our Lavender 40/42 is 100% natural constituents – blended with an ideal percentage of Linalool and Linalyl acetate esters (releases the best floral notes). This is a beautiful Lavender choice that comes through in soaps, candles, etc.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedar Atlas, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram, Oakmoss Absolute, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara aromatica, Rose, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme, and Vetiver.
Of Interest: A study from the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that smelling lavender “had a significant transient effect of improving mood, making people feel more relaxed and performing math computations faster.”