Oil Summary: Spanish Lavender Essential Oil in our opinion is a good contender to the one from France and Bulgaria, this batch is a bit sweeter and is less in camphor than what you typically get from Spain and quite pleasing. Lavender Essential Oil ranks among the most popular and versatile essential oils. From ancient history to today, lavender has had much of the same uses. The Romans used it in their soaps; the Egyptians in their perfumes; and the French, during the Renaissance era, used it to wash their clothing. Today, Spain Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most recognizable scents and is often used in flower bouquets to provide a mild but satisfying floral aroma. A middle note in perfumery, lavender is known to have sedative properties and reduce stress and anxiety. Lavender essential oil is among the safest of essential oils, when diluted properly; it can be used to treat minor cuts and scrapes on children.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Origin: Spain
Processing Method: Steam distillation
Plant Part: Flowers-Flowering Tops
Odor and Color: A colorless or yellow liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of lavender flowers.
Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate and Linalool.
Blends well with: Most/all essential oils.
Contraindication: Keep lavender essential oil away from eyes, inner ears and all mucous membranes. Those with sensitive skin may be at risk for irritation. Do not apply undiluted to skin until you know how you react. Heed dilution ratios until you can confirm your tolerance. If you are pregnant, or suspect that you might be, consult a physician before starting a course of aromatherapy. Young boys should avoid lavender oil, as it can possibly cause disruption to a boy’s normal hormonal balance. Discontinue use for at least two weeks prior to having surgery, as lavender is known to slow the CNS in combination with other drugs or anesthesia. Certain sedatives interact adversely with lavender, such as chloral hydrate, barbiturates and benzodiazepines. If you use any of these classes of drugs, avoid using lavender essential oil while you are taking them.