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  Lavender, English (no ratings yet)
Lavandula angustifolia, ethically farmed, steam-distilled flowering tops, Great Britain.


To learn about the entire Lavender / Lavandin family, including uses and recipes go to our About Notable Essential Oil Collections page.

I have a new favorite. When we received this sample I fell in love with its aroma. Less floral than the Mailette, this English lavender has almost a softly spicy note, perhaps because of its relatively higher level of linalool. What really encouraged me to import some, though, was a discussion with an online friend, an Englishman, who said that the levels of both linalol and linalyl acetate tend to be lower in English oils than that of the French oils, but the therapeutic properties, for relaxation and pain relief, are at least as good. The linalool level in this oil is higher than that of our High Altitude Lavenders, which should give this specific lavender an extra antibacterial edge. I would reach for it for acne blends, or for any of the antibacterial uses for Lavender. Its linalyl acetate is lower than any of our French oils. Which only goes to prove that we really DO NOT always know what makes an essential oil effective. There is just so much more to learn!

Because of its unusually high level of the antibacterial linalool this might be the most effective true Lavender for treating problem skin, acne, or other bacterial conditions.

Certificate of Analysis:

Batch No: UK-58558

Image courtesy of Steven Foster.

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