Lavender grown at high altitudes exhibits the highest total ester contennt - 52% (linalyl, terpenyl, lavandulyl and geranyl acetates) which makes it the most relaxing of all the Lavender oils. This oil appears to have the ability to uplift the mind while being relaxing to the body. French high altitude Lavender oil has a well balanced fragrance that is superior to many others, and is often the choice of the aromatherapist. It's relaxing, soothing, rejuvenating and antiseptic.
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.