Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender oil is an essential oil derived from certain varieties of lavender by distillation from the flower spikes. There are two distinctive forms: lavender flower resin, a colorless oil, water-insoluble, and lavender spike oil, a Lavandula latifolia herbal distillate.
Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Family
Lavender oil has a light fresh aroma, is clear in color and watery in viscosity
It is a woody, evergreen shrub about 1 meter high (3 feet), with broad linear gray-green leaves and the finest purple-blue flowers perched on a long stalk.
The pure essential oil of lavender is created by the distillation of steam. It produces a greater quantity of oil relative to other approaches. Usually during June is collecting lavender blooms. Flowers of lavender are compressed into a still More air pockets lead to an even greater yield of oil.
Spike lavender oil has been used as a solvent in oil painting, mainly before the use of distilled turpentine became common. Lavender oil has long been used as a perfume, aromatherapy and skin usage. Lavender oil is used in massage therapy to induce relaxation through direct contact with the skin.
It is assumed that the term Lavender comes from the Latin word "lavare," meaning "clean," as it was often used for its fragrant qualities in baths and laundry.
Lavender oil is among the most versatile oils and is useful to have around the property. Although essential oils blend well with each other, lavender oil mixes especially well with cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, pine, musk, and all citrus oils.
Lavandula Angustifolia, commonly known as Lavender, is a seasonal evergreen plant that has produced over 2500 years of the world's most used essential oil. In the Mediterranean region, Europe Asia, the Canary Islands, the Middle East, and India, lavender can be found.