Fine, high altitude French Lavender oil has a fresh, sweet, floral, natural aroma. Unlike some floral extracts, French Lavender is pleasantly floral while not overpowering. Chemically, the European Lavenders are quite similar. Linalool, linalyl acetate, furfural, valeric aldehyde, amyl alcohol, pinene, cineol, and various other components occur naturally in French Lavender. High altitude Lavenders are typically preferable due to the higher ester content compared to that of Lavenders cultivated at lower altitudes.
This scent is said to calm untamed lions and tigers. A favorite of Queen Elizabeth, she infused her tea with lavender as well as wore its oil as a perfume. When given as a gift, lavender flowers represent purity and luck. It was believed that lavender placed at the entrance of a home or in a keyhole would repel ghosts and protect against the evil eye. Lavender naturally deters fleas and moths. When used in aromatherapy, it calms the mind and soothes the body by promoting deep sleep and relaxation.
Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
Pure Essential Oils
All our essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free and 100% natural, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.