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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
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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 ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very pure and concentrated, I like to use it on my face with other oils as a moisturizer as well as other uses. Lavender oil is very versatile, and it smells AMAZING. Read morePublished 58 minutes ago by Rebecca A
I love this product. I put it in my defuser and it makes the whole room smell great with only 1 or 2 drops. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Smells really good. I diffuse it a lot.
I also use it topically on my dogs neck and near tail to help rid them of fleas. Fleas don't like Lavendar. Read more
I purchase this brand all of the time! Love the scent and value you get for the oils! Will continue to be a repeat customer.Published 4 days ago by JC
This oil is great, it smells wonderful, great for mixing with other oils. I did have a problem with it arriving and it had leaked a bit, it was not sealed tight. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Karen Costello