Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a species of flowering plant in the mint family (along with other plants such as basil, oregano, sage and rosemary), and is native to the Mediterranean. Plants grow 1 - 2 meters tall, with evergreen leaves and distinctive, highly-aromatic ‘spike’ flowers. English lavender is one of the most commonly grown lavender species, often grown as an ornamental plant. The fragrant flower spikes can be harvested and steam distilled to produce lavender essential oil, which is used in perfumery, soaps and aromatherapy.
Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia
Other names: English lavender, true lavender, garden lavender, common lavender, narrow-leaved lavender
Main constituents: Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Lavandulol, Lavandulyl Acetate, Terpineol, Limonene, Caryophyllene