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Lavender Essential Oil


Lavender Essential Oil

Lavandula angustifolia


Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, officinale lavender is found under other names: true lavender, common lavender, English lavender.

It comes in the form of a bushy shrub and can measure up to 1 m high. Its leaves are linear, with a green gray tint. The flowers grow in spikes on the end of long, unbranched stems and take on a purple color turning mauve when in bloom. True or officinal lavender grows mainly in Provence.

Origin and history

The benefits of officinal lavender have been known for millennia. The Ancients burned whole branches to cleanse and disinfect the rooms. The famous washerwomen of Provence used it to beat the laundry in the wash house or on the banks of the river.

There are more than a hundred varieties of lavender, but the officinale remains the Queen of lavenders for the olfactory and therapeutic quality of its essential oil.

Organoleptic properties

Appearance: liquid

Color: pale yellow

Smell: herbaceous, characteristic

Distilled parts: Flowering tops

Country of production: France

Density: 0.880 – 0.900

Chemotype / composition

Main biochemical constituents or chemotype: Linalyl acetate, Linalool.

Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

Certain natural compounds contained in this essential oil may pose an allergy risk in some people. To measure your tolerance, always do a test application in the crease of the elbow before using in your mixtures.


Organic lavender essential oil is a true universal panacea, it is:

  • Antibacterial,
  • Antiseptic,
  • Antiviral,
  • Antifungal,
  • Febrifuge,
  • Cell regenerating,
  • Anti-inflammatory,
  • Antispasmodic,
  • Blood pressure regulator,
  • Hyperemic,
  • Regulator of the nervous system,
  • Healing,
  • Promotes sleep,
  • Repellent.


With its perfect harmlessness and broad spectrum of action, essential oil of lavender is the torch of aromatherapy. It can be used at all ages and against all ailments.

It is the most used essential oil in perfumery, cosmetics and therapeutic care (non-exhaustive list...): cooling, otitis, fever, whooping cough, bronchitis, neuritis, hemorrhoids, acne, wounds, burns, scars, bedsores, chickenpox, arthritis, cramps, contractures, muscle spasms, mycoses, cystitis, cramps, sleep disorders, etc.

Modes of use

Consult a physician before any therapeutic use or oral treatment.

Oral wash: 2 drops of essential oil of organic lavender, 3 times a day with a little honey, syrup or on a lozenge, as an antiviral in winter.

On the skin: 30 drops of organic lavender essential oil + 30 ml of organic sweet almond vegetable oil, for burns.

In atmospheric diffusion, essential oil of lavender will pleasantly perfume your living rooms, in a bedroom it soothes the body and restores balance with the psyche, comforts in case of depression or anxiety. It promotes sleep and acts as an excellent repellent.

Possible synergy

Relaxation: Rosewood, petit grain

Blood pressure: Ylang ylang

Energy value and synergy

In energetic aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is associated with the crown chakra "Sahasrara", the 7th chakra.
Its color is violet, its element is light.

Lavender essential oil activates Sahasrara, it promotes open-mindedness, leads to spirituality, it opens the door to cosmic consciousness.

In a bath or massage, it purifies body and soul.

Synergy: marjoram, ylang ylang, nard, bourbon geranium.

Precaution for use

Flammable. Oral use on medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Not recommended for children under 3 and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Food use possible. Do not use pure on the skin.


The information given on essential oils through this website is provided for informational purposes. They can in no way replace the advice given by a doctor. For any therapeutic use or if you would like more information about essential oils, please consult a physician.