Lavender Essential Oil, France / Lavender Population
Description: Our French Lavender Essential Oil France (Lavandula angustifolia) also called Lavender Population is distilled from conventionally cultivated French-grown lavender and is quite a find, in my opinion, with a clean fresh aroma that’s a little lighter than our Bulgarian Lavender. Lavender is the most versatile of essential oils. Like our other Lavender essential oils, I find it relaxing and calming and I also like to use it in a bath or massage oil when I have sore muscles from over-exertion. This is a classic French lavender, Lavender Population, at a reasonable price. While it is not quite as high in esters as our High Alpine and Lavender Provence selections, it is still a very good choice.
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.
In the aromatherapy literature, Lavender essential oil has been described as having relaxing and calming properties.
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.
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!
Try our Floral Essential Oil Collection
Lavender Population Essential Oil is also one of the Six fragrant essential oils included in our Floral Essential Oil Collection and presented in a lovely gift box. The oils in this collection and most of our other collections are in 5ml bottles to keep cost low instead of the usual larger sizes. The others in this exquisite collection include: Geranium-Egypt, Lavandin, Lavender-France, Palmarosa, Rose Geranium, and Ylang Ylang Complete.