Lavender essential oil
One of the most popular botanical oils. This is due to its soothing aroma. The herb itself is used to scent bathwater. Today, aromatherapy and massage use this oil extensively. Also, found in the cosmetic and fragrance industries.
It’s floral and popular with females. For men’s blends, try blending with oils from the citrus, mint, and conifer families. Or try adding some Patchouli which is masculine. Or Cedarwood.
The flowers of lavender are fragrant. So, used for making potpourri for centuries. Also, lavender essential oil is in perfumes.
This oil is well known for its sedative properties. And the ability to calm stress and anxiety. But, there are some cautions. For example, if used in excess, it can actually act as a stimulant. Also, it contains a high level of allergens. Thus, caution is required for those with sensitivities to these allergens.
Botanical Name: Lavandula augustifolia x latifolia
Plant part used: Aerial parts.
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Colour: Deep yellow to orange-brown
Perfumery Note: Top/Middle