We have a lot of essential oils in our Edens Garden library and because so many of them are overflowing with benefits, distinguishing between oils can get a little tricky.
The thing to remember about French Lavender, as opposed to our main Lavender and Spike Lavender, is that it possesses a higher ester content because it’s cultivated at a very high altitude. French Lavender also has it’s own unique aroma full of floral, sweet and winsome notes.
For thousands of years, the Lavender plant has been used by a variety of cultures to help an array of health and emotional issues. When King Tutankhamen's tomb was opened in 1923, archaeologist found Lavender inside. It was also used during Egyptian mummification process.
Lavender is of the highest quality and aroma when it is cultivated at a high altitude. During the steam distillation process, the Lavender is kept at a high altitude because the temperatures can remain low. The lower the steam’s temperature, the finer the essential oil will be. Edens Garden goes to great lengths to ensure that all of our Lavenders are of high quality so that we can deliver the very best to you.
Not sure which Lavender is right for you? Check out our blog on the differences here!
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Type: French Fine High Altitude
Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flowers
Note: Middle - Top
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Flowery, sweet, clean, rounded, and slightly-herbaceous
Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
RELAXING BATH: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 10 drops of Lavender (French), 5 drops of Clary Sage and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, then fill with Jojoba oil. Shake well to blend and add 1-2 teaspoons to a full tub. Relax and enjoy. (1.7% dilution)
BODY BUTTER: Melt: one ounce each Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add 8 drops of Lavender (French), 5 drops of Tangerine, 2 drops of Patchouli and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; it will thicken as it cools. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)
SOOTHING SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Lavender (French) and 2 drops of Tea Tree. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
FIRST AID: In a 1 ounce squeeze bottle add: 5 drops of Lavender (French), 2 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Copaiba and 1 ounce aloe vera gel. Apply 2-3 times a day or as needed to assist the body's natural process of healing. (2% dilution)
RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Lavender (French), 5 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Sweet Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of Lavender (French) to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
CALM: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 7 drops of Lavender (French), 3 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Blood Orange. Or add 5-6 drops of Lavender (French) to your aroma diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to encourage relaxation.
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