Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil
Used for centuries to aid sleep, relaxation and to calm stress, lavender leaves and flowers are distilled to extract their essential oil. The oil has a herbaceous, floral fresh scent. Over the years we have mostly used ‘English Lavender oil’ (which is grown in France), but recently we’ve been looking into using the oil of a hybrid plant called Lavandin (A cross between true lavender and spike lavender). Lavandin was first developed in the 20’s, specifically bred to produce more flowers, woodier stems and a stronger scent making it ideal for perfumes and soaps etc. If we do make the switch, we will let you know. ;-). But for now were still using the English Lavender variety.