Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Part of Plant: Flowering tops
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Method of Production: Steam Distillation
Lavandula angustifolia, previously known as Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula vera and usually known as Common or English Lavender, is a member of the Lamiaceae (formally Labiatae) botanical family. Native to the Mediterranean, it is a fragrant, flowering herb that depending on the variety, can have variable shades of white, pink, blue, or purple flowers. Bulgaria is now the largest producer of Lavender oil in the world and most all of the French Lavender now being sold incorporates some blending with Bulgarian in order to meet demand. Bulgarian Lavender can be quite variable in quality depending on the region in which it is grown. Our Bulgarian Lavender is chosen from amongst the best producers with the best odor profile. It is also the most affordable of all the true Lavender oils because of its massive production. However, it was somewhat under stress in 2017 and with short supply not being able to meet demand, it caused a rise in price.
Lavender essential oil, having a sweet, floral and slightly herbaceous aroma, blends well with most other oils. It is one of, if not the, most popular essential oils and because of its gentleness and safety, is a favorite to use with children. It is also popular in low doses in masuline blends. For many it is a very calming oil, but for a small minority, it may have the opposite effect. Try blending with Sandalwood for a calming after bath body oil. Used alone or with oils like Frankincense and Helichrysum, it may assist with the appearance of skin when properly diluted and applied topically. Consider blending with oils like Wild Orange, Bergamot, Neroli, and Clary Sage for a relaxing and uplifting diffuser blend.
Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.
Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil. Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.
Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.
Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling.
For convenience on the go…
Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.
Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Keep out of reach of children and pets. If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Do not use undiluted essential oils topically. Possible skin sensitivity. Do not use on broken skin. Watch for any possible interactions or side effects. Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention. Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.
This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
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