Essential Lavender Oil

Ätherisches Lavendelöl
  • Essential oil
  • Botanical name: Lavandula latifolia, angustifolia
  • Plant part: Whole plant
  • Manufacturing process: Steam distillation
  • Scent: Flowery, herbaceous, sweet
  • Cosmetic use: Blemished, dry skin, acne
  • Passt zu: Bergamot, geranium, lemon, neroli, rose, peppermint, clary sage.

Plant

Lavender is cultivated up to 900 m above sea level and offers a wide range of healing effects. Some types of Lavender are wild mountain lavender, which grows between 800 m and 1,800 m above sea level. The harvest is laborious, but you are always rewarded with special qualities. The higher the growing region is, the more esters and ingredients the lavender has. The lavender is a plant from the genus Labiates which today is mainly used as an ornamental plant and for the extraction of aromatic substances. There are 3 types of lavender, from each of which lavender oil of different quality is extracted: Real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), spiked lavender (Lavandula latifolia) and the lavandin (Lavandula hybrida). Lavandula angustifolia and latifolia have the greatest healing effects.

Extraction of essential lavender oil

Essential lavender oil is obtained by steam distillation of the whole plant. The oil has a clear color and is thinly flowing.

Cosmetic use of essential lavender oil

Linalool, which is contained in large quantities in lavender oil, has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting effects on the skin, thus preventing impurities. It also supports the healing of red pimple marks. Lavender oil can also help with more serious skin diseases such as psoriasis by preventing the further spread of psoiatic spots. In general, essential lavender oil renews the skin cells and accelerates the healing process of the skin. It can also be used for burns and sunburn. Essential lavender oil is suitable for all skin types.a

Buying & using essential lavender oil – what to consider?

Lavender essential oil should not be applied to the skin undiluted. Since there are different quality levels of lavender essential oil, this should be taken into account when buying.