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Lavender essential oil has a sweet, fresh, floral aroma.
Common Name: Lavender
Plant Part: Flowering Top
Form: Essential Oil
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Synonyms: Lavandula officinalis Chaix., Lavandula spica L., Lavandula vera DC., common lavender, English lavender from France is often traded as French lavender.
Origin: Indigenous to the western Mediterranean region. Now cultivated all over the world. France, Spain, Australia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, England, Russia, Italy, etc.
Botanical Description: An aromatic evergreen, perennial woody shrub, reaching up to 1-meter (3 ft) height. It has pale green or silvery, narrow, linear leaves, with beautiful violet-blue or purple-blue flowers on attractive blunt spikes. The plant is highly aromatic.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the fresh flowering tops. The oil is colorless to pale yellow. Yield 1 to 3%.
Aroma Profile: Lavender has a sweet, fruity/floral top note. The middle note is sweet, herbaceous and refreshing, with a balsamic and woody undertone. The dry out note is clean, floral and herbaceous.
Major Constituents: Linalyl acetate, linalool, cis- and trans-β-ocimene, terpinen-4-ol, lavandulol, lavandulyl acetate, 1,8-cineole, limonene, camphor
Common Adulterants: Lavandin oil, spike lavender oil, synthetic linalool and linalyl acetate
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: balancing, harmonizing, normalizing, centering, anchoring, clarifying, gently clarifying, calming, relaxing, soothing, uplifting
Blends Well With: Most oils including florals and citrus oils, clove, clary sage, cedarwood, vetiver, patchouli, vanilla etc.
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing
Liquor Color: Colorless to pale yellow.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Lavender essential oil has a sweet, fresh, floral aroma.