English lavender is perhaps one of the better known lavenders out there - and there are many of those, English, French, Bulgarian, Spanish, lavandin and so on. This is the classic English lavender aroma known and loved by everyone, sweet, floral, herbaceous and above all, soothing.
Use lavender to promote a feeling of relaxation and calm. Lavender is perhaps the most famous of all essential oils, and is often the very first oil a newbie purchases!
Benefits of Lavender
Lavender has a vast amount of literature dedicated to its benefits - but what you need to know is that it's a floral essential oil valued for it's relaxing, calming, soothing and sedative properties. If you're stressed out, anxious, needing a touch of something to calm your farm, hakuna your tatas or settle your petals, then lavender is your BFF.
It is a great oil to blend with others or use on its own. It is particularly nice adding a few drops to the laundry when you're doing the bed linen or mop bucket. Pop a few drops on a tissue and tuck it under your pillow to promote restful sleep. In skincare, it doesn't irritate dry, sensitive skin. We have a range of lavender items made with this very same gorgeous English lavender, go check them out!
Lavender is a good all round essential oil that deserves a place in your collection. Our lavender is the English strain, which has less camphor-y notes to it than other variants.
Warnings and Risks of Lavender
English Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) is a low risk oil, but exercise the usual caution using around young children, pregnant women and the elderly. Also avoid using around cats - camphor is a common component appearing on lavender GC/MS testing, and cats can be particularly sensitive to camphor. English lavender is less camphor-y than other strains, but keep an eye on your kitties! Birds are also sensitive to smells, and we recommend putting both cats and birds out of the room if you are diffusing or warming lavender. Dogs are less sensitive to English lavender than cats or birds. Observe your children, pregnant women, elderly and pets and if you notice adverse effects, remove them from the environment and contact an appropriate healthcare professional. If you are allergic to lavender or linalool - stay away, this one is not for you!
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Used: Flower
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Primary constituents: linalool, linalyl acetate
Size: 10mL amber glass
Please note, some essential oils are not recommended for use around young children, pets, or during pregnancy.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Dilute with a carrier oil before topical use. Not for internal use.
Avoid the use of essential oils around cats and birds, remove them from the room before use. Contact us if you are uncertain.
We curate our essential oils from locations all over the world and always insist on Certificates of Analysis and GC/MS results to ensure that our essential oils are pure and unadulterated. This ensures we can provide the highest quality essential oils possible.