Name: Lavender oil, 40/42, France
Species: Lavandula angustifolia Mill. (L. officinalis Chaix) (Compacta cultivar)
Method: Steam Distillation
Description: The Lavender plant grows to reach about one meter in height and is covered with oil glands. These oil glands are located in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. The flower buds of the Lavender plant are purple/blue in colour and grow on long, thin, stems.
Colour: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Lavender 40/42 is often the Lavender oil of choice for applications in soaps, candles, perfumes and cosmetics. The 40/42 refers to the standardization of both Linalool and Linalyl acetate esters resulting in a very consistent floral scent. This version of Lavender Essential Oil has a very strong floral scent and, although its therapeutic levels are one of the lowest amongst other essential oils, it is recognized as having multiple other beneficial properties. These properties include being; analgesic, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-toxic, carminative, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrizant, cordial, cytophylactic, diuretic, emmenagogue, deodorant, hypotensive, insecticide, nervine, parasitical, rubefacient, sedative, stimulant, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, and as a vulnerary.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.
Aromatic Scent: Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil has a floral, herbaceous, fresh scent with balsamic woody undertone.
*** Important Note: While a number of suppliers sell nature identical versions of lavender 40/42, ours is 100% natural. Regular users may notice a difference in the scent the floral top note is followed by a more earthy back note.
Essential oils in sizes 30 ml or larger are not packed with dropper lids.