Common English Name: (True) lavender.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia.
Plant Family: Lamiaceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers.
Origin: Mediterranean region of Europe; now found world wide.
Plant Description: A herb with violet-blue flowers on spikes. True lavender grows at an altitude of 2,000 feet or more.
Main Chemical Components: Alcohols and esters.
Blends Well With: Carrier oils, floral, citrus, and spice essential oils.
Uses: Dry skin, irritated skin, inflamed skin, calming and relaxing.
Fun Fact: The ancient Romans used lavender oil to scent their baths.
Cautions for Use: None noted for use of the essential oil.