Lavender - Essential Oil - Lavandula officinalis - France - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis
Linalyl acetate: 20-40%
Camphor: Max 0.6%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: Colorless to pale yellow transparent liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Rich, dense lavender aroma.
Product Abstract: The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.