Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia

Origin:

Bulgaria

Method:

Steam Distilled

Origins and History
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) , otherwise known as “true lavender” is an herbal species native to northern Africa and the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. The term “lavender” is derived from the latin verb “lavare”, which means “to wash.” It has been used throughout history for everything from an anti-septic to an ingredient in soap, to a scent for drawers and closets. From the botanical perspective, It is very easy to grow since it:
  • Does not need much water.
  • Is extremely heat tolerant.
  • Likes lean soil.
  • Can produce a significant amount of flowers with minimal tending.
  • Is fairly resistant to pests.
The ancient egyptians used lavender both ceremonially (in mummification rituals), and recreationally.
Therapeutic Effects
Many medicinal benefits of lavender have been demonstrated, including, but not limited to:
  • The treatment of anxiety (link).
  • Anti-fungal treatments.
  • Hair regrowth and hair loss treatments.
Important in our case is lavender’s ability to provide a calming sensation. Its unique highly floral-sweet scent is due to its high concentrations of linalool, linalyl acetate, and lavandulyl acetate.
Composition
The most dominant terpene in lavender is linalool, comprising over 42% of the entire compound! Following in a close 2nd is linalyl acetate at 41.51%. Lavender also has a significant amount of beta-caryophyllene at 2.19%. Non-dominant terpenes make up the remainder of the constituents in lavender.

Pods Including This Ingredient

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