Lavender 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 30 ml
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Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia Plant Part: Flower Head Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Origin: Bulgaria Description: An evergreen woody shrub up to 1 meter tall with pale green narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. Color: Pale yellow with a tint of green Common Uses: Herbalist regards Lavender as the most useful and versatile essential oil for therapeutic purposes. Lavender is the essential oil most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. It also has antiseptic and analgesic properties which will ease the pain of a burn and prevent infection. It also has cytophylactic properties that promote rapid healing and help reduce scarring. The scent of Lavender is said to have a calming effect on the body and it can be used to reduce anxiety stress and promote sleep. Lavender Bulgarian is a very therapeutic grade comparable in status to the better known Lavender Population. The different soil temperature precipitation etc. contributes to some subtle changes in scent the greatest advantage being for more sophisticated label claims. Consistency: Thin Note: Top Strength of Aroma: Strong Blends well with: Bay Bergamot Chamomile Citronella Clary Sage Geranium Jasmine Lemon Mandarin Orange Palmarosa Patchouli Pine Tangerine Thyme Rosemary Rosewood Ylang Ylang Aromatic Scent: The rich lavender-floral nature of this variety makes it somewhat fruitier mellower and less camphoraceous than our Lavender 40 42. It smells more like fresh lavender. History: Lavender is adapted to living in a dry climate and is native to the western half of the Mediterranean reaching altitudes of up to 1800 meters. It is believed that the Romans and the Benedictine monks subsequently introduced it to rest of Europe. Cautions: Non toxic non irritant and non sensitizing. For external use only.
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When it was time to reorder, I noticed E.G. offered an organic lavender oil, and sent away for that. Night and day difference! With more knowledge about oils under my belt, I checked the Latin genus name on both bottles and found that different cultivars are used for the organic and non-organic versions of the oil. The non-organic oil is from the Lavandula angustifolia plant, the organic oil uses Lavandula officinalis. The organic version has the incredible scent I remember so well, as well as the healing properties Lavender oil is famous for. The non-organic version, despite its less lovely scent, still works well as a healing agent: after spilling scalding water on my hand I applied the oil, and within a few hours there was no sign of redness, blistering or pain whatsoever. A magical oil no matter which cultivar is used, but since the organic version has both that exquisite scent and healing properties, it is worth the extra cost. I have noticed that E.G. tends to use different cultivars in their organic/ non-organic oils pretty much across the board, whereas other companies offer organic and non of the same genus. Whether that's a good or bad thing, I don't know, but it's something to be aware of as you choose: the organic version may not be the genus which is most effective or suited to your needs. For example, their non-organic version/cultivar of Eucalyptus is my go-to formula when using this brand. An internet search offers some information about the different cultivars, their chemotype, and which genus is most useful for your needs, and it always pays to check the Latin nomenclature to make sure you are getting the oil you want.
That being said, how you use this product is on you. The product itself seems high-quality to me based on their claimed ingredients and by my own comparisons with other brands that use synthetic ingredients.
My favorite thing about these oils is that they're high quality and they're cheap. They're not part of some DoTerra direct sales scam that tries to convince people their oil is the holy grail and worth 4-5x more than this.
Do yourself and your friends/family a favor and avoid the money-grubbers by choosing a fairly priced, high quality brand like Edens Garden.
PS I know an immediate question that might come to your mind is "What does this guy have against Doterra?" Well, a family member of mine got suckered into the scam despite my warnings and provided research opposing her claims and is now working to sucker the rest of my family into paying stupid amounts of money on Doterra products. This family member and several others in the essential oil sales industry also like to claim outrageous health benefits and cures that their oils can provide in order to sell more product. I have literally heard some of them tell me that the essential oils can help cure cancer. Doterra even sells a 'family physician kit' that suggests you rub their oils on your skin and ingest it for the purposes of curing ailments - yet to my knowledge they don't provide a SINGLE source of research to back any of their claims or recommendations.
Regardless of those despicable health claims and sales pitches, even if you use EO's simply to enjoy the aromas there is no reason to pay 4-5x the price for the same quality product.
Their website is full of great ideas and useful information about how to use oils safely. This is the ONLY place I will buy oils. I have recommended them to friends that use the more expensive ones, and they have converted!!!
This is one of their three different Lavenders, I use this one a lot. I use it to help me relax & sleep. I even use it along with vinegar as a natural fabric softener for clothes.