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Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flowers of certain lavender species. There are over 400 types of lavender worldwide with different scents and qualities. Two forms of lavender oil are distinguished, lavender flower oil, a colorless oil, insoluble in water, and lavender spike oil, distilled from the herb Lavandula latifolia. Like all essential oils, it is not a pure compound. It is a complex blend of phytochemicals, including linalool and linalyl acetate.

Production
Pure lavender essential oil is produced through steam distillation. This produces a larger amount of oil compared to other methods due to the reduction in polar compound loss. Harvesting of lavender blooms is usually between late June and August. Cut lavender flowers and stems are pressed into a lavender still. A boiler is then used to steam the bottom of the lavender flower full still at very low pressure. The lavender flower pockets containing the oil are broken by this heating process and a tube of cold water is passed through the center of the still. The hot lavender oil vapor condenses in the cold water pipe and is collected in a holding tank where it is allowed to settle. Due to the polarity and density of water and oil, the two will separate in the holding tank, so the water is piped away, leaving only lavender essential oil.

Uses
In the United States, lavender oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its intended uses. Lavender oil has been used as a fragrance, aromatherapy and applied to the skin. Lavender oil is used in massage therapy as a way to induce relaxation through direct contact with the skin, although allergic reactions may occur. There is no good evidence to support the use of lavender oil to treat dementia.

Lavender spike oil was used as a solvent in oil painting, especially before the use of distilled turpentine became common.

Possible side effects
Many essential oils, including lavender oil, can be poisonous if ingested.
Symptoms of lavender oil poisoning by ingestion include blurred vision, difficulty breathing, sore throat, eye burns, confusion, decreased level of consciousness, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and rash. Topical application of lavender oil can cause contact dermatitis.
Ingesting lavender oil can cause interactions with prescription medications, including anticoagulants, statins, and anticonvulsants.

Environmental impacts
A 2018 study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that four of the chemicals it contains (eucalyptol, 4-terpineol, limonene, and alpha-terpineol) are endocrine disruptors, raising concerns about potential environmental health effects from the oil.

Phytochemicals
The phytochemical composition of lavender oil varies from species to species, consisting mainly of monoterpenoid and sesquiterpenoid alcohols. Linalool (20-35%) and linalyl acetate (30-55%) dominate, with moderate levels of levandulyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol and lavandulol, 1,8-cineol, camphor, limonene and tannins. Lavender oil typically contains more than 100 compounds, although many of them are in negligible concentrations.

The composition of lavender essential oil as obtained by chromatography:

Family Composition Lavender officinale
Lavandula angustifolia
Lavender aspic
Lavandula latifolia
Terpenes /
Monoterpenols
Linalool skeletal.svg
Linalool
28.92 % 49.47 %
α-Terpineol 0.90% 1.08%
γ-Terpineol 0.09%
Borneol 1.43%
Isoborneol 0.82%
Terpinen-4-ol 4.32%
Nerol 0.20%
Lavandulol 0.78%
Terpenes /
Terpene esters
Linalyl acetate.svg
Linalyl acetate
32.98 %
Geranyl acetate 0.60%
Neryl acetate 0.32%
Octene-3-yl acetate 0.65%
Lavandulyl acetate 4.52%
Terpenes /
Monoterpenes
Myrcene 0.46% 0.41%
α-Pinene 0.54%
β-Pinene 0.33%
Camphene 0.30%
( E )-β -Ocimene 3.09%
( Z )-β-Ocimene 4.44%
b- Phellandrene 0.12%
Terpenes /
Terpenoid oxides
Eucalyptol.png
Eucalyptol
(1,8-cineole)
25.91 %
Terpenes /
Sesquiterpenes
β- Caryophyllene 4.62% 2.10%
b- Farnesene 2.73%
Germacrene 0.27%
a- Humulene 0.28%
Ketones Camphor structure.png
Camphor
0.85% 13.00 %
3-Octanone 0.72%
Cryptone.svg
Cryptone
0.35%

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In the event that your products must be fully withdrawn we issue your refund using the same payment method used for the original purchase.

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