This lavender essential oil is the most common choice for candles, perfume, and cosmetics which means it is likely the most familiar lavender essential oil and it is definitely my personal favorite.
The “40/42” refers to the balance of Linalool and Linalyl acetate esters, which is what gives it such a consistent floral scent but also means it is standardized. For this reason some aromatherapists regard this oil as not 'therapeutic grade" or "pure grade" since it is does not come directly from the plant in this form, however many consider it to be more consistent and as such, preferred. It is still 100% lavender oil, it is simply a blend of different plants. This oil is standardized in a lab to ensure consistency in smell and quality.
Lavender 40/42 has a balsamic woody undertone with a floral, herbaceous fresh scent.
- steam distilled
- 100% pure
- do not ingest