Lavender Essential Oil (French)

Lavender Essential Oil (French)
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Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis

Main Constituents:
Linalool: 30.66%
Linalyl acetate: 32.38%
Camphor: 4.98%

Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: France

Processing Method: Steam Distillation

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender French has a strong floral scent that is somewhat camphoraceous, and smells like fresh lavender.

Blends With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.

Product Abstract: The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
This is such a beautiful oil and it blends with everything so well! I've used it in absolutely everything and I'm almost out! It is floral, but also medicinal and ever so slightly earthy. Definitely a very therapeutic oil. Quick and easy fix for headaches and sore feet. To me, this is true lavender and no other lavender I've tried smells this lovely!

By: Saba, Edmonton, Alberta
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 20-Jul-2014


Rating: Star
Smells great! Its a great deal for what you get.

By: Natalie, Airdrie, Alberta
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Feb-2017


Rating: Star
Love it. Excellent quality and aroma. Definitely purchasing again.

By: Heather, Selkirk, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jan-2017


Rating: Star
A deliciously light, sweet lavender. Floral without being overpowering or heady.

By: Kirsta, Surrey, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 19-Sep-2016


Rating: Star
Can't seem to live, function without this oil................

By: Tim, Canfield, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2016


Rating: Star
Exceptional quality at an exceptional price!! A friend of mine gave me some oils including this one as a gift from here and I just had to purchase it for myself. The quality and the price point is just outstanding! Will be purchasing more from NDA! Keep up the good quality and the low prices and you'll have me and my family as life Long costumers!

By: Hamza, Mississauga, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Mar-2016


Rating: Star
This was my second favorite ND Lavender (Bulgarian being my first). It has a mild lavender smell that does have some camphorous notes - less so than the others, though. It is probably the most stereotypical lavender smell, without being harsh. Note that Bulgarian is sweeter and more floral, less camphorous.

By: Stephanie, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Sep-2015


Rating: Star
Beautiful scent in CP soap. Great price.

By: Elaine, Stoney Creek, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Aug-2015


Rating: Star
This Lavender has a beautiful, clean lavender fragrance. I use it everyday.

By: Teresa, Sooke, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 22-Nov-2014


Rating: Star
This is a great eo, excellent to add to the body butter for a simple deep moisturizing hand cream. Also it is great with some salt in the bath to relax. Thanks New Directions!

By: Bernadette, Maple, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Dec-2010


Rating: Star
Love it! I use this EO for everything - soap, candles, adding a few drops to the bath, a great way to freshen up anything. Very relaxing and calming. New Directions has the best prices.

By: Aimee, Lasalle, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
it is very Lavender ,very lovely smell and I always blened with Geranium and Patchouli , diluted it with sweet almond oil

By: Meya, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Oct-2013


Rating: Star
Smells identical to the lavender sachets my grandmother used to send me from France. Beautiful, pretty, floral scent! I like this lavender for a linen/ room spray, or for a body spray.

By: Christopher, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2014


Rating: Star
This is a lovely Lavender, but I feel I have been spoiled already and have become accustomed to NDAs lovely Lavender angustofolia (Bulgarian) which scarcely has any hint of camphor, while there is a definite camphor note in the French Lavender. It is still a 5 star oil though and I am happily using it in my new NDA diffuser, which is excellent to have on just before sleeping. I cannot believe it took me this long to get a diffuser, definitely well worth the investment, and it really extends the way in which I am using the essential oils.

By: Elizabeth, Holland Landing, Ontario
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Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jan-2006


Rating: Star
Hands down the most lovely French Lavender I have found. New Directions eo is so consistently lovely and my customers just love it in almost everything I make for them. Such a great price now as well.

By: Cherie, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
As far as Lavender oils go, this one is clean, lovely, and had no nose-tweaking properties. I used mine in my oil diffuser and soy wax candles.

By: Stephanie, Coquitlam, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 13-Nov-2013


Rating: Star
This is my everyday scent, i simply love this oil, it is a very soft scent, that lingers a long time.

By: Valirie, Mississauga, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 29-May-2013


Rating: Star
I generally adore every oil I've purchased from NDA and this French lavender is the only exception. The scent is so powerful and, to me, overpowering. I cannot tame it with anything else. After reading several other reviews, I made the purchase because I was looking forward to a grassier, earthier fragrance which some people said they got. Mine is pure, angry flower and it smells like old perfume. Not even the cloves can compete with this one. I respect it a lot, but I'm not sure I am brave enough to use it.

By: Noelle, Hamilton, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 12-Mar-2013


Rating: Star
Gorgeous. Relaxing. Absolutely adore this! Will be purchasing again soon!

By: Madison, Hamilton, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Mar-2012


Rating: Star
Amazing smell. Very clean and fresh. Works amazingly well in soy candles. Also used it for linen water. Would def re-purchase.

By: Nina, Ottawa, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2012


Rating: Star
The scent of Lavender when I crush the flower in my hand, that smell is what I'm looking for. Lavender French is not very floral. It has a grassier/greener even hay like smell to it. After 1/2 year, it's smelling slightly better but I can still smell the grassiness. But it's the only EO that I apply directly without any dilution. I use it to calm my inflamed muscles when it gets tweaked/overextending them, knots around my neck and shoulder. Doesn't quite help with the sleeping though. I'll have to try other Lavenders by NDA when I run out. It's still a great product to have!

By: Cheryl, Burnaby, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Feb-2012


Rating: Star
I use this in an oil blend for use on my dog's itchy skin (fractionated coconut oil). It calms not only his itchy spots but also soothes and relaxes his mind and body. I also use it in my sprays, bath salts, heated in a scent ball and in bath bombs. It really is the best lavender I have used and works in all applications I have tried.

By: Cherie, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
This lavender is great, however it's a little too earthy for what we were looking for in a lavender EO. If you are looking for a floral/fruity loavender, this is not the one for you. This lavender blends great with other herbs, but overpowers other floral scents.

By: Laura, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2011


Rating: Star
j'emploie cette huile depuis plus de 4 ans et elle est merveilleuse , je l'emploie a toute les sauces, la passe partout!relaxante, calmante,guérissante, equilibrante!

By: Sylvie, Granby, Quebec
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2009


Rating: Star
I have only good things to say about this Lavender French, I put a couple of drops around the house air circulation and it smells lovely, I feel relax and the kids are quiet (bonus)!!! I am so glad I got the 100 ml, thanks NDA for this great oil!! It smells sweet and just the perfect amount of the background smell (not too bitter). I love it. I will use it in my perfumes and oils.

By: Daisy, Nepean, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Nov-2011


Rating: Star
The scent is very potent - I normally just place a couple of drops on to a tissue and place into my pillow, gives a very relaxing sleep. Looking forward to trying out some of the other lavenders and see how they'd compare!

By: Kai, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
Lavender French is my favourite lavender from New Directions! Normally Lavender smells a bit like B.O. to me (I don't know why lol) but this Lavender smells absolutely beautiful. It's a gentle, floral, calming scent that I love and useful for all kinds of ailments. I was on vacation in the south of France this summer and one day got a massive headache (and I'm someone who normally doesn't get headaches) due to being in the sun all day. Before going to bed, I mixed Lavender French with Peppermint Organic on my temples, forehead, and scalp - the combination of both scents immediately knocked me off into sleep and I woke up completely refreshed with no pain whatsoever.

By: Tusha, Brampton, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 30-Mar-2011


Rating: Star
Clean & fresh - the true scent of lavender heaven. I love it! Just used it with Chamomile in a massage oil.

By: Brenda, Brantford, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2010


Rating: Star
a gorgeous, true lavender: not too sweet, not too "dusty." very clean, uplifting scent, works wonders dabbed neat onto acne, mosquito bites, stings, etc. also smells marvelous added to your final laundry rinse -- a few drops each of lavender and orange EO. : )

By: Angel, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 14-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
Love this lavender, smells good and also good price.

By: Fan, Richmond, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Nov-2010


Rating: Star
Freinds and family really like this oil. I personally am not a huge fan of flowery scents, but it is a great product.

By: Nathan, Brantford, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 08-Apr-2011


Rating: Star
Love this Lavender & so do my customers. Used in HP soap its one of my best sellers!

By: Terry, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
Love it! This really makes me wish it was summer time! Its like a breath of fresh air!

By: Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Sep-2010


Rating: Star
Lavender French was recommended to me by NDA when my usual product (Lavendar 40/42) was out of stock. What a difference! Stronger scent, stronger sedative effect; a great product, and great value for the money!

By: Alexander, Bracebridge, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 05-Aug-2010


Rating: Star
I love the choices of Lavender available through NDA and must say, I repeatedly order many. This lavender is very popular with clients , friends and one of my favourites, especially in blends. Will definitely re-order. Lavender (Barreme) is another favourite.

By: Kallie, Calgary, Alberta
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2010


Rating: Star
I have to disagree with the last review but I guess that is why there is so many different kinds for sale. I love this lavender and I use it in my store daily (diffused in a scent ball) and my customers love it. Mixed with lemongrass and customers constantly ask what the wonderful smell is. Sells itself.

By: Cherie, Toronto, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Nov-2008


Rating: Star
I love the smell of the French Lavender and have used it in both CP soap and salves. i find it gives the salves a nice soft sweet lavender scent. But with the soaps, they smell wonderful to begin with but after about 4 months the smell starts to fade. I will definitely buy it again for my salves but not for CP soap. I also tried Barreme Lavender in my CP soap and I think it lasts longer. Next I am going to try 40/42 for the soap. But will definitely stick with French for my salves.

By: Emily, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jul-2009


Rating: Star
This the only oil I have ever been disappointed with from ND. Lavender is by far my favourite essential oil, however I have always used Organic French Lavender but as ND does not carry an organic oil from France I tried this one and I can not get over the pungency and the thick, almost sickly-sweet smell. I am going to try the Organic Bulgarian Lavender next, but my advice would be to get the small sample sizes first until you find the Lavender that you know and love.

By: Brianne, Canmore, Alberta
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 02-Jul-2010


Rating: Star
True lavender fragrance at a great price. Sweeter than some other lavenders I've smelled.

By: Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Mar-2010


Rating: Star
I ordered the 100ml. bottle, thinking it would last me forever. However, I find myself using it for everything, from laundry to skin irritations to linen sprays and sleep remedies, and I often re-bottle it into smaller dropper bottles and give it to other people to enjoy. That huge bottle won't stretch as far as I thought it would! French lavender is indispensable, and one of the key basics that everyone should have. I wish I could rate it 10 stars.

By: Crystal, Port Moody, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2008


Rating: Star
Lovely lavender big bottle for a good price.

By: Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010


Rating: Star
We include Lavender EO in our Signature Healing Salve. This is the first time we have used New Directions French Lavender and we will use no other from now on. Because of the great price we can use it in our everyday living as well. The bath, pillows, drawers...just everywhere. It's great. You have to try it to believe it!

By: Marlene, Seeley's Bay, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Aug-2007


Rating: Star
I like the many uses of this lavender eo. Not only is it useful for relaxation, like on pillows, but is also wonderful on the skin and it smells great!

By: Samantha, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 10-Oct-2008


Rating: Star
My colleague used this lavender to end a yoga class, and I was hooked! I was going to describe it as dreamy and sweet, and I noticed that the other reviews are similar! By far my favourite.

By: Nancy, St.catharines, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 26-Mar-2007


Rating: Star
This Lavender has a nice mild scent. It is great to mange the sting of skin burns and sun burns.

By: Davida, Surrey, British Columbia
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Mar-2007


Rating: Star
This is the lavender of my dreams! It smells sweeter than the other 2 I have (barreme & bulgarian).

By: Jason, Toronto, Ontario
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 04-Sep-2007


Rating: Star
I really like this lavender. I wasn't sure which one to pick at first, because my previous bottle of lavender did not say what kind it was. However, I was pleased to find that this one is almost identical to my previous lavender and that's exactly the scent I wanted! It is a VERY nice scent and my favorite lavender.

By: Stephanie, Cochrane, Alberta
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2007


Rating: Star
The cost price in the French Lavender is just incredible! A top notch product. Lovely smell. All round very impressed with the great selection and fantastic price! This particular oil is essential to have around the house as well for skin first aid/skin problems. Recommended!

By: Susanne, Newmarket, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jul-2007


Rating: Star
The lavender scent is what I expected. If you're not sure which one of the lavender oils to try, buy THIS one!

By: Debra, Scarborough, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 25-Oct-2006


Rating: Star
What a perfect essential oil to have at all times. Relaxing, and great for the skin. This is a must have essential oil.

By: Shirleen, Markham, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jul-2006


Rating: Star
AN ADDITION TO MY LAST POST: If you don't know already, most lavender EO's do not smell like the source exactly. However, Bulgarian lavender is said to be the closest, especially if it is an absolute (where alcohol is used in the extraction method). Bulgarian lavender is sweeter, and more 'floral.' I just don't want to mislead anybody. =] But again, 5 stars.

By: Sherif, Scarborough, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006


Rating: Star
From a perfumery perspective, lavender french adds a calm scent to any smells. Its versatility makes it a must have, and it's sooooooo relaxing. Love at first smell. =]

By: Sherif, Scarborough, Ontario
  Top Reviewer
Date:
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2006


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