Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is made from the flower buds of lavender, an evergreen shrub originally native to North Africa that is now one of the most popular herbs in the world. This highly aromatic oil is used in many industries and by home herbalists to produce cosmetics, perfumes and more.

Bulk Lavender Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

quick look

information at a glance

extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyAlthough lavender essential oil is non-toxic and non-sensitizing and is one of the few oils that can be used “neat” on the skin, it may cause an allergic reaction in people with sensitive skin unless diluted. Avoid during pregnancy and while nursing. Do not use on young children. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) cautions that the use of lavender oil may increase the effects of barbiturates and benzodiazepines.
flash point162°F / 72°C
fragrance note classification middle

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaColorless with a strong floral aroma.


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aromatherapyDiffuse, use in a vaporizer or inhale from a cotton ball or tissue.
cosmetics / personal careUse in skin lotions and hair care products.
massage / bath / spaAdd to massage oil and bath oil blends.
perfumeryCombine with other oils to make custom perfumes and aroma sprays.
wellnessLavender is well known to promote relaxation and lessen stress, anxiety and insomnia.
craftsUse to give scent to potpourri mixes, candles and floral crafts.
industrialLavender essential oil is widely used in the fragrance and cosmetic industries.
householdRepels mosquitoes and ants. May also be added to homemade household cleaners.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

essential oil

Sweet, floral and slightly camphorous. Blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage,, clove , cypress, grapefruit., lemongrass, patchouli , petitgrain , rose geranium , rosemary , tea tree , thyme and vanilla .

formulas & recipes

essential oil

Herbal Spa
DIY Lavender Vanilla Perfume Recipe

what else you should know

essential oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular botanicals oils in the world due to its soothing aroma. The herb itself has long been used to scent bath water, which earned the plant its common name that was taken from the Latin word lavare for “to wash.” Today, the oil is widely used in aromatherapy and massage and in the cosmetic and fragrance industries.

The oil contains more than 150 compounds that make it so versatile. The antispasmodic effects of lavender essential oil is due to a high concentration of esters. Other phytochemicals, most notably linalool, limonene, geraniol and 1,8-cineole, are responsible for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.