Lavender Essential Oil – French lavandula angustifolia – is one of the most sought after essential oils in the Heritage Oils collection.
This Lavender Essential Oil – French is the classic French variety with a rich, sweet aroma that is both stimulating to the nose and calming to the mind.
Lavender essential oil has been used by both men and women since time immemorial for a long lasting aroma to disguise the daily aromas of living in those early communities.
Lavender was grown on small holdings – farmlets in the cooler climates of Europe, picked by families and farm workers and either dried to be used in homes or distilled by simple methods to exude the lovely oil this beautiful and popular plant produces.
Because Lavender is one of the most versatile and easily used essential oil, it has become popular in most countries where lavender farms are often seen growing.
As this oil is grown in many different regions, the soil types, climate ranges and environments will affect the odour profile of the oil and the percentages of plant chemicals which make up the oil. As an example there is a distinct difference between our lavender oil from Tasmania which has a slightly earthy note, to the lavender oil from plants grown in the higher regions in the French landscape and the flatter areas of Bulgaria.
Most lavender is harvested from plantations or integrated crops although in France they still harvest wild lavender which comes at a cost.
Lavender essential oil is very versatile and can be seen in many blends and products either for its sweet aroma or its gentle calming effect in a diffuser.
Heritage Oils uses lavender in soaps, balms, salves, hand-creams, shampoos and in the very popular diffuser blend Tranquillity.
Although a safe oil to use for all the family at any age, lavender should still be handled with care. Store below 30°, keep out of the reach of children, do not ingest and use with a carrier oil on the skin, by trying a skin test first. Seek advice if pregnant or breast feeding as like many essential oils there is not enough information to know that they are entirely safe.
Contains plant chemical compounds linalool and camphor which can be irritants for some people.