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: USA
Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate and Linalool.
Common Uses: Lavender 40/42 Natural Blend Oil, which contains approximately 40-42% linalool and linalyl acetate and is often sourced from various regions, including the USA, is a versatile and widely used essential oil in a range of applications. Some of its common uses include:
- Perfumery: Lavender 40/42 is a popular choice in perfumery due to its balanced and consistent fragrance profile. It serves as a versatile top note, adding a fresh, herbaceous, and slightly floral aroma to various fragrance compositions.
- Cosmetics and Toiletries: This lavender blend is commonly used in cosmetics, toiletries, and personal care products, including soaps, shampoos, lotions, and creams. It provides a soothing and aromatic quality to these products, making them appealing to consumers.
- Aromatherapy: Lavender 40/42 is utilized in aromatherapy to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve sleep quality. It can be diffused, added to massage oils, or used in personal inhalers to harness its therapeutic benefits.
- Candles and Home Fragrance: The pleasant and calming aroma of lavender makes it a favored choice for scented candles, room sprays, and potpourri. It helps create a serene and inviting atmosphere in homes and spa settings.
- Cleaning Products: Lavender 40/42’s antimicrobial properties are valuable in natural and eco-friendly cleaning products. It not only adds a pleasant fragrance but also contributes to the cleaning and disinfecting properties of these products.
- Linen and Fabric Sprays: Lavender-scented linen and fabric sprays are created using this blend. They can be used to refresh linens, bedding, and clothing, imparting a soothing scent.
- Bath and Body Products: Lavender 40/42 is a common ingredient in bath salts, bath bombs, body washes, and body lotions. Its relaxing properties enhance the overall bath and skincare experience.
- Haircare Products: Some shampoos, conditioners, and hair treatments incorporate Lavender 40/42 for its aromatic qualities, which can promote a sense of well-being during hair care routines.
- Natural Remedies: Lavender 40/42 may be used in natural remedies and DIY formulations for its potential benefits in relieving headaches, muscle tension, and minor skin irritations.
- Culinary Uses: While Lavender 40/42 is not typically used for culinary purposes, culinary-grade lavender (specifically Lavandula angustifolia) is used sparingly to flavor dishes and beverages, such as lavender-infused desserts and teas.
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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