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Oil Summary: Lavandula angustifolia is also known as true lavender, lavender vera, and sometimes Old English lavender, though it is not native to the United Kingdom. Lavandula angustifolia is widely lauded in aromatherapy as the finest, most versatile, and safest variety of lavender essential oil. The highest quality lavenders of this strain are grown at high altitudes (in excess of 3,000 feet elevation), and the differentiator from other strains is that there is almost no camphor content. This lends the variety a sweeter, more floral scent. The most prominent chemical constituents in lavandula angustifolia are Linalyl acetate, linalol, and cis-b-ocimene. Unlike many other strains of lavender, it is safe to apply directly to the skin. Used mostly to treat sunburns and minor skin irritations, it also has calming and soothing properties that are helpful in treating anxiety. As a certified Organic Lavender Oil, you can be confident in knowing that the source is sustainable, grown without pesticides, grown from seed stock that is free of GMOs, and contains no artificial components or other adulterants.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Origin: Spain
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Flowers-Flowering Tops
Odor and Color: A clear pale yellow mobile liquid having a fresh, floral, herbal and spicy odor characteristic of Lavender.
Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate, Linalol and CIS-β-ocimene.
Blends well with: Most/all essential oils.
Contraindication: Do not use essential oils internally unless you are under the care of a practitioner who is qualified in aromatherapy. Though lavandula angustifolia is considered safe for undiluted topical use, those with sensitive skin should test on a small area before applying liberally. Do not use if you are allergic to lavender, and avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Keep away from babies, children and household pets.