Lavender (40-42) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering tops
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, herbaceous, floral
Largest Producing Countries: USA, Spain, and France
Traditional Use: Lavender 40/42 is a standardized oil used in the perfume and fragrance industry. It is primarily used for soap and candle making.
Properties: Because this oil is standardized it has a consistent aroma from lot to lot. It is low in therapeutic qualities.
Benefits: We do not recommend using lavender 40/42 for therapeutic uses. It is a wonderful oil for perfume and fragrance applications, because it will have a consistent aroma for each batch that you make.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver
Of Interest: To standardize this oil, different lavender oils are blended together. A nature identical linalyl acetate is then added to the blend to create an aroma that is the same every time.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).