Fine lavender grows on the arid mountains of Provence above an altitude of 800 metres. It is a small plant and only a single flower grows on each stem. It reproduces by seeding. It is also called "population lavender". The scent is fresh and sweet, floral, natural and winsome. French Lavender is not the least bit nauseating or overpowering, though decidedly floral.
|County of Origin||France|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, CNS depressant, deodorant, hypotensive, Immuno-stimulant, sedative, wound healing|
|Approx. Shelf Life||5 years|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Bergamot, Clove, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Patchouli, Clary sage, Rose, Jasmine, Orange|
History: Lavender has been used continuously for thousands of years either in the form of the essential oil or as the fresh or dried flowers. Lavender bags were used to repel insects. Romans used it as an antiseptic to bathe their wounds. The town of Mitchum in England used to be very famous for its lavender (once prized in Elizabethan England), but now most of England's lavender is grown in Norfolk
Characteristics: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Bulgarian has a rich floral scent that is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than Lavender 40/42, and smells more like fresh lavender.
Indications: Lavender Essential Oil is so gentle that it can be applied to the skin without a carrier.even though you should use a carrier oil regardless. It does stop skin from burning and is a good sun screen especially when applied with peppermint. Lavender Oil nourishes, protects, and rejuvenates the skin. The number one oil to calm, de-stress and promote sleep.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, massage, mist spray, steam inhalation.
Safety: 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.