CAS No.: 800-28-0
Country of Origin: France
Part of plant used in production: Fresh flowering tops
Methods of production: Steam distillation
Description: The lavender plant grows to about 1 meter in height producing long thin purple-blue flowers. Star shaped hairs cover the plant, which are made up of oil glands.
Characteristics: Lavender 40/42 is floral, herbaceous, fresh scent with balsamic woody undertone.
Properties: Analgesic, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-toxic, diuretic, hypotensive, tonic.
Constituents: Linalool, lynalyl acetate
Uses: Of all the lavenders, lavender 40/42 has the most floral scent making it great for uses in the productions of soaps, candles, perfumes, and cosmetics.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Marjoram, Oakmoss, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rosemary, Tea tree, Thyme, Vetiver
Interesting Facts: Since the ancient times, lavender has been used for perfumes and baths. It's very name is derived from the Latin lavare- to wash. Herbalists regarded lavender as the most versatile essential oil.
Safety: It is a uterine stimulant, therefore it should be avoided during pregnancy. For topical uses only and avoid contact with eyes and mouth.