* Lavender essential oil is dominated by middle notes, mainly linalool and linalyl acetate. It smells both floral and herbaceous, since the oil comes from the flower, leaves, and stems of new growth.
* Lavender blends well with many oils, including rose, neroli, rosemary, patchouli, citrus oils, and the chamomiles.
* Lavender is generally considered a middle note.
* Lavender is well known for its calming and relaxing effects. It’s ideal for adults and children and can be applied topically or diffused in the air. It is commonly used in pillow sprays, personal care products, and bath blends.
* On the skin, lavender is soothing and cleansing. Because it’s so mild, it finds its way in many products for facial care and in DIY facial recipes.
* Lavender’s cleansing properties are effective in-home care as well. It can be used in laundry, as well as to clean the home, especially light-colored surfaces, like white tile, granite, and marble.
Examples of carriers
– Skin care oil
– Unscented liquid soap or lotion
– Witch hazel extract
Quick Tip Add 18 drops to the water in the laundry rinse cycle for fresh-scented clothes and linens.
Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil