Lavender is a strongly aromatic shrub growing as high as 1 to 2 metres tall. The leaves are evergreen, and the flowers are pinkish-purple (lavender-coloured), produced on spikes. Native to the Mediterranean, lavender has a soothing floral aroma that is often added to perfumes, massage oils, and facial care products.
Derived from the Latin word ‘lavare’ which means ‘to wash’, lavender essential oil has been used extensively since ancient times. Egyptians and Romans used lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume. Lavender incense was burned to appease their wrathful gods, and believed the scent of lavender to be soothing to untamed lions and tigers
The lavender essential oil is traditionally believed to have sedative, carminative, anti-depressive, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) as a herbal medicine to relieve stress and anxiety. Moreover, lavender essential oil has strong antimicrobial properties against a variety of microorganisms.
Goya Botanicals Lavender Essential Oil is obtained by unpressurised steam distillation of the flowering tops, leaves and stems of lavender that is cultivated in high altitude plains of south-west Turkey. Linalool and linalyl acetate content of Goya Botanicals Lavender Essential Oil is over 58% and it only contains 0.25% camphor