Botanical Name: Lavandula stoechas.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation.
Plant Part Used: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Color: Clear with a Tinge of Yellow
Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity. It can be slightly camphorous.
Uses: Cognitive support and brain health. Acne. Allergies. Anxiety. Asthma. Athlete's Foot. Bruises. Burns. Chicken Pox. Colic. Cuts. Cystitis. Depression. Dermatitis. Dysmenorrhea. Earache. Flatulence. Headache. Hypertension. Insect Bites. Insect Repellent. Itching. Labor Pains. Migraine. Oily Skin. Rheumatism. Scabies. Scars. Sores. Sprains. Strains. Stress. Stretch Marks. Vertigo. Whooping Cough.
Source: Dorene Petersen, Presentation: Clinical Use of Aromatherapy for Brain Health: 7 Essential Oils
. August 9, 2017, New Brunswick, NJ. Alliance of International Aromatherapists 2017 Conference. AIA 2017 Conference Proceedings page 221-222.
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition)
(London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 121-122.
Major Constituents: Linalyl Acetate. Linalool. (Z)-B-Ocimene. Lavandulyl acetate. Terpinene-4-ol. B-Caryophyllene. (E)-B-Farnesene. (E)-B-Ocimene. 3-Octanyl Acetate.
Source: E. Schmidt, The Characteristics of Lavender Oils from Eastern Europe. (Perfumer & Flavorist 28, 2003), 48-60. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 326.
Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Lavender Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325-328.]