Lavandula angustifolia (“English Lavender”) is a perennial evergreen plant native to the central and western regions of the northern Mediterranean.
Wild plants are typically found in south-facing mountainous areas on poor, rocky soil where there are few faster-gowing competitors.
Lavender has numerous purple flowers that grow from terminal spikes (stalks) from the dense green-grey foliage below.
The purple-grey calyx is tubular and covered in hair among which lie the shiny oil glands.
"A sweet, floral-herbaceous refreshing odor with a pleasant, balsamic-woody undertone. An almost fruity-sweet topnote is of a very short life"
"Not rough or harsh like the aspic or lavandin oils, but represents an individual type of lavender which is obviously appreciated in the country where it is a common garden plant, and where its fragrance is well-known and very popular."
- Steffen Arctander
Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin (1960)
Lavender adds a herb-y note – but interestingly, by adding it to other fragrance notes you can push it towards ‘cool’ herb-y, towards the smell of mint, or you can go in the other direction and push it towards ‘hot’ herb-y, almost spicy, like the scent of a hot summer’s night.
- Julie Massé
Lavender essential oil has been found to be effective in reducing anxiety, restlessness and agitation.
Inhalation of lavender essential oil is a safe, low-cost use for insomnia.
Inhalation of lavender oil is effective in decreasing depressed mood.
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