Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, French
Description: Our Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, French (Lavandula angustifolia) is made of the essential oils from several Lavenders from different parts of France blended together resulting in natural French Lavender Essential Oil that always has a 40 to 42% linalool. Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils. Lavender Essential Oil is often described as being relaxing and refreshing while it uplifts the spirits, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is now cultivated all over the world, including France, Russia, Bulgaria, the Himalayas and Croatia. Lavender is the most popular and widely used essential oil and for good reason: not only is it remarkably gentle and effective, but it has an almost universally beloved aroma – floral, soft, and herbaceous. This is one of the essential oils that everyone should have on hand.
History: Lavender has a long history of use. The name coming from the latin word “lavere”, which means “to wash”, because the Romans added Lavender to their bath water. It is the essential oil made famous by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who, upon burning his hand in a laboratory accident, plunged it into a container of lavender oil and immediately experienced relief from the pain. He was also intrigued to find that the burn healed without the usual blistering or scarring, and became interested in the healing power of essential oils. His studies led to the publication of the book Aromatherapie, and also popularized the term aromatherapy for the study of essential oils.
Properties: So, what do some aromatherapists say that makes Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, French so useful? For starters, they say that here are just a few of its properties: Analgesic, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antivenomus, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, insecticide, nervine, parasiticide, sedative, stimulant, tonic.
Uses: Our Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil, French can be said to balance your body and mind and calms or stimulates according to your body’s needs and is excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head. Add a drop to the pillow/sheet before going to bed and achieve peaceful sleep. Our Lavender 40/42 Essential Oil (French) also treats burns and reduces scaring and can be used neat in very small amounts (a few drops) on burns, but care still needs to be taken.
We carry 6 different types of Lavender essential oil.
Are you curious which type is right for you? Check out our infographic describing the differences: Info Graphic “Our 6 Types of Lavender Essential Oil”.
Note that since good quality Lavender 40/42 USA became unavailable, we replaced it in our Lavender Essential Oil – Wild from France.
Lavender Essential Oil Collection
Test your nose with this Lavender Essential Oil Kit. Can you tell the difference between these six different types of Lavender? All are 100% pure & natural but each is a bit different from the others, sort of like wines are different if grown in different regions or under different conditions even if type/variety of grape is the same. Try our Artisan Aromatics Lavender Essential Oil Collection. Note that in order to keep the cost down for the Lavender Collection, the size of each of Lavender is 5ml instead of the usual 15ml or larger.
Here are links to each of the individual web pages for our six types of Lavender Essential Oil:
Lavender 40/42 France Lavandula angustifoliaA blend from several French lavender fields so it is always contains the same amount of naturally occurring linalool and linalyl acetate (40% to 42%) consistently, year to year – all natural / no synthetics.
Lavender Wild France Lavandula angustifolia – The flowering tops of Lavender are gathered from the hills and countryside in France and then distilled in nearby villages to produce this unique and wonderful Wild Lavender with quite a refreshing aroma.
Lavender Bulgaria Bulgaria Lavandula angustifolia – Very nice aroma – slightly deeper than the French
Lavender France France Lavandula angustifolia – Slightly “sweeter” aroma than the Bulgarian
Lavender High Alpine France Lavandula angustifolia – Very best quality with high linalol content and a wonderful light floral aroma
Lavender Provence, Organic France Lavandula angustifolia – Ahhh…Just perfect!Essential Oil Safety Considerations