CELESTIAL ® LAVENDER BULGARIA ESSENTIAL OIL - PURE & UNDILUTED Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender Bulgaria Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Method: Steam Distillation
Part Used: Flowering Tops
Perfumery Note: Middle to Top
Scent: strong scent, typical floral and green herbaceous lavender aroma of the highest quality
Typical Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate, Linalool, (Z)-β-Ocimene, Lavandulyl acetate, Terpinen-4-ol, β-Caryophyllene, (E)-β-Farnesene, (E)-β-Ocimene, 3-Octanyl acetate
Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lemon, Neroli, Orange Sweet, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Tangerine, Vetiver
Lavender is probably the most well used essential oil, and the most popular scent for relaxation, sleep, meditation, anxiety and general calmness blends. It is considered to be the safest essential oil available, with very few reports of skin reactivity even with repeated exposure, and is also popular for sufferers of eczema for creams, balms and massage oils, as studies show when diluted it does not aggravate symptoms.
Topical Application Information:
This essential oil is pure and undiluted, so if you wish to use it on your skin it will have to be diluted first. The general guide to using essential oils on your skin is that they should be diluted to a maximum of 3-5% in a carrier oil.
Essential Oil Safety:
Always dilute essential oils before applying them to your skin as when undiluted they may cause skin irritations. It is always a good idea to do a small patch test somewhere like the back of your hand when using a new essential oil for the first time.
DO NOT ingest essential oils. It is against the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) Guidelines to suggest ingestion of essential oils in Australia. This is due to safety concerns around the harm an undiluted and highly concentrated essential oil can do when ingested. There are very few exceptions to this, which include a small number of essential oils allowed to be used in the food manufacturing industry in highly diluted amounts for flavouring and scent (such as Lavender and Peppermint), or when under the care of a qualified Naturopath or Aromatic Medicine Practitioner (holds recognised qualifications, and is a member of a Professional Association granting TGA exemptions).
It is always best to avoid using essential oils on or around your pets. Dogs process most essential oils similar to how humans do, and will usually not be bothered by most essential oils being diffused in a well ventilated space. Many dog shampoos and conditioners also contain essential oils. However we recommend you never leave a dog unsupervised in a room with an essential oil diffuser on. Cats do not tolerate essential oils and small amounts may be harmful, even using a diffuser in the same room may cause toxicity.
Essential Oil Storage:
Essential oils can last well beyond their best before in most cases when stored well. Minimise the time your lids are removed from bottles to reduce oxidisation, keep your lids on tight, and store out of light in a cool place.