Lavender (Wild) Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin:
France
Plant Part:
Flower
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Wild Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpenols
44.76%
Esters
37.87%
Sesquiterpenes
8.3%
Primary Constituents
linalool
33.33%
linalyl acetate
30.98%
lavendulol acetate
5.48%
beta farnesene
2.78%
beta caryophyllene
2.72%
  • 4oz -
    $112.04
  • 8oz -
    $211.94
  • 16oz -
    $402.99
  • 1Kg -
    $751.76
  • Sample -
    $0.99

Wholesale Pure Wild Lavender Essential Oil

100% pure Lavender essential oil steam distilled from the flowering tops of wild growing Lavender in France. This is an exceptionally nice Lavender, perhaps the finest classic French Lavender we've ever used. This Lavender OIl is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A tenacious and fragrant evergreen shrub, Lavender is indigenous to the mountain ranges of Mediterranean regions; growing best in soil with low fertility and good drainage. The small violet-blue flowers sit atop spiked, pale-green branches that can reach 4 feet in height. Known as the most popular and versatile essential oil in aromatherapy, it has been referred to as "a medicine chest in a bottle".

ABOUT THE OIL

This angustifolia variety is also known as 'true' Lavender and is considered the most effective for medicinal purposes. This essential oil is produced by steam distilling Lavender flowers growing wild at higher elevations in France. It contains higher levels of linalool, the constituent found to impart more therapeutic calming effects than other varieties of Lavender. Our other lavender oil is a lovely Certified Organically grown Lavender from Bulgaria and is an excellent option for a slightly less expensive oil.

Aromatherapy Notes

This Lavender oil has a soft floral top note with hints of anise, a sweet, resinous middle note and lightly wooded and earthy undertones. Synergistic blending companions include: most citrus and floral oils, Cedarwood, Clove, Clary Sage, Pine, Geranium, Labdanum, Oakmoss, Vetiver, and Patchouli.citrus oils, such as Bergamot and Lemon, floral oils like Geranium and Ylang Ylang, as well as Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Vetiver and Peppermint.

Traditional Uses

The familiar, sweet aroma rendered made Lavender known as the 'nose herb' in ancient times. Lavender has been used for centuries as a calming yet reviving oil and is commonly added to linen as a sleep aid, as a flavoring agent for water or alcoholic beverages and in baths, massage oils, and tonics to relieve stress-related ailments.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Analgesic, Anticonvulsive, Antidepressant, Antiphlogistic, Antirheumatic, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Carminative, Cordial, Decongestant, Deodorant, Diuretic, Restorative, Sedative
  • Beneficial for skin inflammation and burns
  • “a compassionate herb of the highest order” that relieves “pain, infection, inflammation, distress, agitation, and acute injuries of everyday life”

From Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice2:

  • Sedative, calming, and mood-enhancing activity
  • Useful as an analgesic for massages on sore muscles or skin irritation
  • Has dose-dependent anti-inflammatory effects

Lavender in Research

Lavender was traditionally used for its antibacterial activity but has more recently been of interest in aromatherapy for its stress relieving and relaxing properties. Research confirms that lavender has great potential in these areas and in other therapeutic applications. Studies have reported that lavender has anti-inflammatory3, pain-blocking3, agitation relieving4, antidepressant5, anti-mutation6, anti-anxiety7,8, memory supporting9, and anti-insomnia activities10.

  • A study in rats and mice showed that lavender essential oil exhibits significant protection against inflammation and significantly reduces the sensitivity of pain receptors.3
  • Inhalation of lavender essential oil over a 3-week period significantly improved the agitation behavior scores and other dementia-related behavioral symptoms in patients with dementia.4
  • A 4-week double-blind, randomized trial reported that a daily lavender tincture in combination with a traditional antidepressant medication was significantly more effective in treating patients with mild to moderate depression than the antidepressant medication alone.5
  • Lavender was found to have protective activity against mutations in vitro.6
  • A study in gerbils found that inhalation of lavender over a 2-week period resulted in decreased anxiety-related behavior similar to the effect of diazepam, a traditional anxiety drug.7
  • A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical study investigated the effects of a pill containing 80 milligrams of a Lavender essential oil formula for reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Participants who took one pill daily for 10 weeks showed improved sleep quality, reduced anxiety, and self-reported overall perception of health and well-being.8
  • A study in rats showed that injections of lavender extract significantly improved spatial memory compared to the control group and also reduced the cognitive impairment in rats with induced Alzheimer's disorder.9
  • Lavender inhalation for 20 minutes before bed twice a week for 12 weeks resulted in a significant improvement in self-reported sleep quality and time to fall asleep in middle-aged women diagnosed with insomnia.10

Application and Use

Safety

A gently non-toxic oil, Lavender is also a non-irritant and non-sensitizing if used in the correct proportions. During pregnancy, please consult a physician prior to use.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holysitc Aromatherapy, 2003.

2 Rhind, Jennifer Peace, and David Pirie. Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice. Singing Dragon, 2012.

3 Da Silva, Gabriela L., et al. “Antioxidant, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Lavender Essential Oil.” Anais Da Academia Brasileira De Ciências, vol. 87, no. 2 suppl, Aug. 2015, pp. 1397–1408., doi:10.1590/0001-3765201520150056.

4 Lin, Pamela Wan-Ki, et al. “Efficacy of Aromatherapy (Lavandula Angustifolia) as an Intervention for Agitated Behaviours in Chinese Older Persons with Dementia: a Cross-over Randomized Trial.” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 22, no. 5, 7 Mar. 2007, pp. 405–410., doi:10.1002/gps.1688.

5 Akhondzadeh, Shahin, et al. “Comparison of Lavandula Angustifolia Mill. Tincture and Imipramine in the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Depression: A Double-Blind, Randomized Trial.” Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, vol. 27, no. 1, Feb. 2003, pp. 123–127., doi:10.1016/s0278-5846(02)00342-1.

6 Evandri, M.G., et al. “The Antimutagenic Activity of Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil in the Bacterial Reverse Mutation Assay.” Food and Chemical Toxicology, vol. 43, no. 9, Sept. 2005, pp. 1381–1387., doi:10.1016/j.fct.2005.03.013.

7 Bradley, B F, et al. “Anxiolytic Effects of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Odour on the Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones Unguiculatus) Elevated plus-Maze.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 111, no. 3, 22 May 2007, pp. 517–525., doi:10.1016/j.jep.2006.12.021

8 Kasper, Siegfried, et al. “Silexan, an Orally Administered Lavandula Oil Preparation, Is Effective in the Treatment of 'Subsyndromal' Anxiety Disorder: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial.” International Clinical Psychopharmacology, vol. 25, no. 5, 2010, pp. 277–287., doi:10.1097/yic.0b013e32833b3242.

9 Soheili, Masoud, et al. “Aqueous Extract of Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Improves the Spatial Performance of a Rat Model of Alzheimer’s Disease.” Neuroscience Bulletin, vol. 27, no. 2, 1 Apr. 2011, pp. 99–106., doi:10.1007/s12264-011-1149-7.

10 Chien, Li-Wei, et al. “The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on Autonomic Nervous System in Midlife Women with Insomnia.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2012, 2012, pp. 1–8., doi:10.1155/2012/740813.