Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description: A thin, clear liquid. Clour ranges from colourless to pale yellow.
Aromatic Summary: A top note of strong aroma. A fresh, herbaceous, floral scent with a woody, balsamic undertone.
Blends With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa,
Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.
The Lavender plant grows to about one meter in height and produces long thin purple- blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'.
Cautions: 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.