NOW Foods Lavender Oil, 2 ounce
- Soft and Calming Aroma
- Can Be Diffused For Aromatherapy Or Added To A Warm Bath
- Clean Light Scent and Texture Make It One Of The Most Versatile Oils
- Soft, calming aroma
- Its clean, light scent and texture make it one of the most versatile oils
- Can be diffused for aromatherapy, or added to a warm bath
- 100% pure, and steam distilled to ensure high concentrations
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Size: 2 Ounces | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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I see some reviewers complaining that it smells "watered-down", altered, or different from other oils they've bought. Be sure to check that you weren't buying a lavender hybrid in the past, known as Lavandula x hybrida, or LAVANDIN. It's commonly marketed and sold as real lavender, as companies can claim it is a "type of lavender". While it IS technically a TYPE of lavender, it differs from real lavender in a few ways.
Most Notably: the scent of LAVANDIN is much stronger than that of REAL lavender. It's medicinal properties vary somewhat as well. REAL lavender can be used to help heal burns, while the hybrid can actually worsen them!
LAVANDIN is used because it's easier to grow, and therefore cheaper. NOW Lavender oil is NOT the hybrid, but the real thing. I believe it is a superior product, but for those of you that prefer the stronger smell, look for Lavandula Hybrida, or "Lavandin" instead. If a bottle doesn't list which "breed" it is, you can't be certain which type it is. Maybe you could call whichever company that is selling it and find out? I would hope they would tell you, at least! NOW, however, actually lists the name on the bottle as being Lavandula Officinalis, or "official lavender". It can also be called Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula vera, among other names. There are dozens of different species of Lavender, so you may come across other names as well. The way to tell the difference between real and hybrid is this: if there is an "x" between genus and species names (Lavandula x intermedia) then it's a hybrid, and should smell stronger. Hope that helps. :D
If you mix a few drops of this with olive oil, it's a great anti-wrinkle face oil.
I detected a irritating smell from synthetic chemicals.
Instead of having healing properties, it causes an allergic reaction to my body.
I found a few negative reviews with the same judgment as mine.
"The smell is very artificial, overpowering"
"The scent of this oil is a bit strong and not that pure as other lavenders oils"
"I felt nausea after smelling it."
So I did some research and found shocking facts - Dark side of the industry.
These are from a online article:
"100% PURE IS NOT 100% PURE ESSENTIAL OIL
It can be labeled 100% pure and only requires 5% pure essential oil in it (the rest can be synthetic).
So this labeling gives no indication of quality.
True lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is expensive and difficult to find.
Most of the lavender oil sold in America today is actually the hybrid, Lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France and Tasmania.
It is shipped to France and cut with synthetic linolyl acetate to improve the fragrance.
Then propylene glycol, DEP or DOP (odorless solvents) are added and it is labeled as <Lavandula officinalis>.
Many times it also goes through heat processing to burn off the camphor the hybrid contains and then thinned with more linolyl acetate to appear as lavender.
These bottles line the shelves of health food stores, herb shops and department stores, selling for $5.00 to $7.00 per half ounce.
Unfortunately, most consumers don't know the difference."
I found a very interesting site that showing 3rd party test results.Read more ›
1. Mosquito Repellent - Add 10-12 drops of essence of lavender oil to an 8oz spritzer bottle filled with water, and spray.
2. Perfume - Dab a drop of lavender oil behind each ear, on the inside of each wrist and on the nape of your neck. You don't want the scent to be overpowering, just present enough to smell special.
3. Bath Oil - Add several drops of lavender oil to a warm bath. Soak, and relax. I like to add the oil right under the running water to diffuse the scent a bit more. If you don't have oil at hand, you'll easily be able to find lavender-infused soap.
4. Laundry Freshener - Put a few drops of lavender oil on a towel and then toss the towel in with other laundry to dry. What a natural way to skip dryer sheets.
5. Reduce Swelling and Sore Muscles - Add lavender oil to ointment you use to relieve aches and pains. Some moms I know dab a little lavender oil on swollen lips.
6. Deodorant - My favorite deodorants are baking soda-based, then infused with lavender oil.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Smells right. Like younG living lavender oil in my opinion. I have bought aura cacia before but I definitely prefer this smell over aura cacia. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I've been buying the Now lavender oil for years, it is a true, authentic essential oil with the lovely calming scent of a field of lavender. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by True
We are LOVING this one around the house. It's a staple for the diffuser. It's used in my toddlers' baths each night, I made a body scrub with it for eczema, and have used it to... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Joy Rawlins
Love this product. It smells wonderful and is so soothing. It helps me relax.Published 1 day ago by A.T.
Great quality. Now foods is always great. This is a pleasant smell.Published 2 days ago by liquidbabydoll
What can i say about this? Except excellent product great price & it's pure it doesn't leave any stains or oil marks cause it's the real deal I'm very loyal to it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by N.R.