Lavender 40/42 Essential oil, France


10 ml     269 Thai Baht
30 ml     609 Thai Baht
100 ml   1,559 Thai Baht
Lavender 40/42 100% Essential oil

          Lavender essential oils are perhaps the most popular oil used in aromatherapy. It has a mild nature that makes it one of the few essential oils that can be applied to small areas of the skin "neat" (at 100% strength).

The name Lavender 40/42 refers to a set standard of linalool and linalyl acetate in its composure, not the percent of lavender in the oil.


Lavender 40/42 Essential oil, France

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Origin:                  France
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Parts used:           Flowers
Color:          Nearly clear
Perfumery Note:  Top             
Consistency:        Thin
Aromatic Description: Sweet, Fresh, Floral Aroma
Blends well with:     Blends well with most essential oils especially Orange, Lemon, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Geranium, Rosewood, Vitex
Initial Strength:   Medium
Class:           Monoterpenol

          In the past there was an attempt by perfumers to standardize Lavender @ minimum 40% linalool and 42% Linalyl acetate. That is where the name 40/42 comes from, but it proved difficult to achieve. Only the best farms in the best seasons could produce it. The result was many lavender 40/42 oils did not pass the test or were altered with synthetic chemicals. Today, Lavender 40/42 has come to mean it is a natural standard grade Lavender.
          Lavender is also beneficial for treating minor injuries. It can be placed directly on a minor cut or burn at 100% strength. It is an antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal anti-inflammatory oil and an aid to fast healing with mild pain relieving ability. It is thought to stimulate production of white blood cells that fight infection. Lavender can be mixed with jojoba to make a wonderful acne treatment. It is one of the best to keep in the medicine cabinet.
          As well as healing, the highest quality Lavenders also have a rejuvenating effect on mature skin for a more youthful appearance. It is used to treat scars and stretch marks and some people claim regular use of Lavender slows the aging process.
          As an insect repellent, Lavender can be vaporized into the air or used in an aroma warmer to repel moths, lice and fleas from the home.

Note: Most essential oils cannot be taken internally, but even when they can, essential oils are highly concentrated and require dilution, special training and caution that Aroma & More does not yet provide. You can never drink any essential oils at 100% strength or diluted in water-based liquids.

Caution: Lavender is one of the mildest essential oils. However, Essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Information is provided for educational purposes only. It is up to the customer to determine if the product is right for their intended purpose. Special consideration should be made before applying essential oils to pregnant women, children or the elderly. If under a doctor's care, please consult the physician before using essential oils. If applying to skin essential oils must be diluted correctly and we recommend testing on a small area of skin to check for reaction before attempting a full body massage. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.


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