- Distillation Method: CO2-se
- Country of Origin: Albania
- Plant Part: Flower
- Latin Name: Lavandula officinalis
- Cultivation: Naturally Grown
About the Oil: Lavender is one of the most widely used oils due to its pleasant scent and the fact that it is safe to apply in a broad therapeutic array. Our CO2 distilled Lavender is extracted at lower temperatures than steam distillation, and has a clean, fresh, bright aroma similar to that of fresh flowers from the plant.
Note: CO2 extracts generally include some larger molecules compared to their steam-distilled counterparts. Some may not be suitable for use in a nebulizing diffuser (unless blended with a thinner oil) – though most will be just fine in an ‘ultrasonic’ unit. Learn more about CO2 extracts on our Making Essential Oils page.
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About The Plant
A woody shrub, growing up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow, linear leaves and blue-violet flowers on blunt spikes. The whole plant is highly aromatic. Lavandula angustifolia is indigenous in the Mediterranean region, now cultivated all over the world. The oil is made mainly in France, as well as Spain, Italy, England, Tasmania, Australia, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, among others.
About The Oil
The chemistry of Lavender CO2 includes a varied array of natural aromatic molecules, wider than that found in the steam distilled oils. The therapeutic properties are similar but maybe broader. The cool distillation process of this Lavender CO2 creates an oil with a higher linalool-to-linalyl acetate ratio, because during the steam distillation process linalool is converted to linalyl acetate so the amount of linalool is decreased.
Minor variations in the chemical profile produce a difference in aromas between all our Lavenders, with the French CO2 producing a brighter overall tone and a truly fresh scent.
Strengthens and revives the body systems
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Helps heal burns and wounds
Encourages cell regeneration
Minimizes stretch marks
Neutralizes insects / parasites
Indicated for: good for all skin types especially sensitive skin, acne, eczema, athlete's foot
Increases local blood circulation
Soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
Helps maintain kidney action
Assists in cleansing and detoxifying the body
Helps maintain healthy function of the gall bladder
Increases absorption in the intestines
Promotes normal peristalsis
Assists the body's natural eliminatory response
Relieves muscular tension and aching joints
Lessens headaches due to congestion
Reduces the incidence and severity of vomiting and nausea
Decreases blood circulation
Helps to relieve stress
Promotes and regulates menstruation
Decreases unpleasant sensory experiences
Strengthens the nervous system
Helps alleviate stress and nervous tension
Calms the nervous system
Assists in balancing symptoms of shock and vertigo
TCM believes that lavender oil is cooling and may be used for clearing heat, and soothing and support the Qi of the heart.
In Ayurvedic practice, this oil has cooling and drying energy to help calm the mind, soothe tension and anxiety, ease frustration and built up emotions, and to evoke calmness and composure.
Lavender is known as a compassionate herb of the highest order and it is often referred to as the ‘mother' of essential oils. Mailhebiau compares lavender to Mother Teresa, “Tireless, always even tempered, with unfailing gentleness and devotion, Lavandula cares for and calms, listens to and remedies a thousand ills. She takes care of children, adults and elderly, animals, plants, the earth and sky. She looks after everyone with equal love and if there is anyone in the world whom she neglects, it is herself.”
Lavender can be used to integrate spirituality into everyday life. The calming and relaxing qualities of lavender can help in reaching deeper states of meditation. it also helps to bring the higher and lower chakra centers into harmony with each other.
In the world of essential oils, Lavender is one of the most frequently used oils due to its versatility and pleasant scent. This is one essential oil that should be a part of everyone's collection!
Oil vaporizer, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation
Like all true lavenders, this oil used by any method is one of the best stress reducer in aromatherapy. An aromatic 'rescue remedy', it assists any situation where emotion overwhelms the mind; lessening headaches and anxiety, as well as invigorating the senses.
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils used in aromatherapy because of its very wide possibility of uses. In addition to the relaxing effects, and the balancing effects in beauty care, lavender is a well-known wound healer. The oil is notably effective on minor kitchen burns, or when blended 50/50 with Tea Tree acts as an all-purpose, highly soothing antiseptic, suitable for all the cuts or scrapes.
Massage, compress, bath, sitz bath, douche, ointment, skincare
Lavender essential oil extract is considered among the safest oils in aromatherapy and can be applied undiluted to the skin. It has a varied range of uses and is safe for children and the elderly.
This lavender CO2 oil works as a perfume or deodorant. Wear just a drop or two on your wrists or add a few drops of Lavender in any blend to quell anxiety or calm the nervous system.
Lavender is also a wonderful addition in skin care products for all skin types in that its ability to balance the skin and soothe irritation. It is very effective in combination with Helichrysum and Calendula oils for burns and bruises. Simply apply it directly to any burn on the skin, there is no need to dilute it.
Lavender can be taken internally.
The latest research is even suggesting that ingesting Lavender has essentially the same effects as inhaling it. Lavender is very safe: it is listed by the FDA as "Generally Recognized As Safe" for ingestion as a food additive, and some companies have their bottles labeled "dietary supplements”. For instance a couple drops in water 15 minutes before a meal can significantly reduce appetite.
It is important to keep in mind that the protocols for ingesting any essential oil are always on the order of 1-3 drops (perhaps in a capsule) a couple of times per day and almost never more. There is a growing list of research confirming ingestion of certain oils is not only acceptable, but can result in a dramatic improvement in one's health.
This Lavender CO2 oil has a soft floral top note with hints of anise, a sweet, resinous middle note and lightly wooded and earthy undertones.
Synergistic blending companions include: most citrus and floral oils, Cedarwood, Clove, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Labdanum, Oakmoss, Vetiver, and Patchouli.
Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.