Synonyms: Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula vera, French Lavender, True Lavender, Common Lavender
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in France
Composition: 100% organic French Lavender essential oil
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of fresh blooming Lavender
Primary Constituents: Monoterpenols, esters: linalool, linalyl acetate
Color: Clear to yellow
About: Lavender is the most popular of all essential oils with its clean, fresh, floral scent and numerous uses. The oil has been used for thousands of years for skin care, calming the mind, cleaning, and pure enjoyment. Lavender is a ‘must have’ for beginner essential oil users and a staple in all starter kits and first-aid kits. “When in doubt try Lavender” is a saying among aromatherapists due to the oil’s gentle soothing and healing benefits on the skin, as well as its deeply calming scent.
Pranarom’s Lavender essential oil is from farms in the French Alps where the scented purple flowers are cultivated in neat, long rows against the backdrop of the mountains. While Lavender grows all over the world, the French Alps are known for producing the world’s best Lavender essential oil. The finest Lavender available is grown at the highest altitudes and is produced in limited quantities; we sell this oil as Lavender Reserve.
Common Uses: To help maintain clean, clear and calm skin, add Lavender essential oil to facial serums, lotion, creams, toners, cleansers, facial soaps, exfoliating scrubs and beauty masks.
Lavender may support your skin when irritated, and can be applied to blemishes, rashes, bug bites, and sunburns. It may also be applied as first aid to minor cuts, burns, and bruises.
The scent of Lavender may support healthy stress-response, balanced emotions, and relaxation. For these purposes Lavender can be added to a diffuser, aromatherapy inhaler, smelling salts, deodorant, perfume, lotion, or the scent can be inhaled directly from the hands.
Blending Recommendations: Lavender’s clean floral scent works with almost any blend and can be paired with any essential oil. Our favorite essential oils to blend with Lavender are:
Bergamot, Chamomile (all varieties), Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender Absolute, Lemon, Lemongrass, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Rose Otto, Rosemary Verbenone, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
- Recommended Dilution: 1-7%; 6-42 drops per ounce.
- Organic French Lavender is gentle and has a low potential for irritation.
Shelf Life: 5 years under proper conditions; fresh Lavender essential oil is best.
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.