Description: Lavender 40/42 natural oil is natural blend used primarily for cosmetics, perfumery, and candle-making, but is not suggested for therapeutic use. It is a mixture of different lavender essential oils, the blend intended to help produce a consistent product from year to year. The 40/42 ratio denotes the standardized linalool and linalyl acetate concentration of 40-42%. If you are looking for a versatile oil to use for any fragrance purposes, Lavender 40/42 oil provides an affordable and predictable quality that you can count on. The 40/42 is a thin, clear to pale yellow liquid with a slightly more intense camphor aroma than your average 40/42, and smells just like fresh lavender flowers. Lavender 4042 oil used topically or in a sachet, lavender keeps insects at bay, whether mosquitos in the backyard or moths in the closet. It’s known to induce a sense of calm and peacefulness, which can promote a good night’s sleep. It reduces swelling and minor skin irritation, such as insect bites or sunburn. Lavender 4042 oil is used as a room spray, will brighten the air in your home or office. It adds a fresh, clean scent to your bed linens, clothes, curtains or upholstery. It can help you to focus your thoughts; useful when preparing for or taking an exam, giving a presentation or in public speaking. Lavender 4042 oil is an effective tonic to normalize the central nervous system.

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Plant Part: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Odor and Appearance: A colorless or yellow liquid having the characteristic odor and taste of lavender flowers.

Country of origin: France

Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate and Linalool.

Common Uses: This particular lavender blend is commonly used in various applications, including:

  1. Perfumery: Lavender 40/42 is a popular choice in perfumery due to its well-balanced fragrance profile. It serves as a versatile top note, adding a fresh and herbaceous quality to fragrances and helping to create a harmonious and complex scent.
  2. Cosmetics and Toiletries: This lavender blend is often used in cosmetics and toiletries, including soaps, shampoos, lotions, and creams, to provide a soothing and aromatic quality. Its antiseptic properties can also benefit skincare products.
  3. Aromatherapy: Lavender 40/42 is used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. It can be diffused, added to massage oils, or used in personal inhalers for aromatherapeutic purposes.
  4. Candles and Home Fragrance: The pleasant and soothing aroma of lavender makes it a popular choice for scented candles, room sprays, and potpourri, helping create a calming atmosphere in homes and spa settings.
  5. Cleaning Products: Lavender 40/42’s antimicrobial properties can be harnessed in natural and eco-friendly cleaning products. It adds a pleasant fragrance while helping to clean and disinfect surfaces.
  6. Linen and Fabric Sprays: Lavender-scented linen and fabric sprays are commonly made using this blend. They can be used to refresh linens, bedding, and clothing.
  7. Bath and Body Products: Lavender 40/42 is used in bath salts, bath bombs, and body washes to enhance the relaxation and soothing properties of these products.
  8. Haircare Products: It is sometimes incorporated into shampoos and conditioners to promote a sense of well-being during hair care routines.
  9. Natural Remedies: Lavender 40/42 may be used in natural remedies and DIY formulations for its potential benefits in alleviating headaches, muscle tension, and minor skin irritations.

Note: Top note.

Blends well with: Most/all essential oils.

Contraindications: Though lavandula angustifolia is considered safe for undiluted topical use, those with sensitive skin should test on a small area before applying liberally. Do not use if you are allergic to lavender, and avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Keep away from babies, children and household pets.

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