Lavender Absolute (Supreme) Essential Oil

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Botanical Name: Lavendula Angustifolia

Country of Origin: France

Cultivation Method: Conventional

Method of Extraction: Solvent Extracted (Absolute) Hexane from Flowering Tops

Consistency: Viscous liquid. May need to be warmed in colder climates to become liquid.

Perfumery Note: Middle/Base

Color: Yellowish-green to dark green, sometimes Amber

Aromatic Description: Specific of Lavender, Floral, rich and sweet. woody undertones and slightly fruity.

Aromatherapy Properties: (Uses) The exquisite fragrance of some flowers is spoiled by heat using steam distillation, therefore other means of extraction are used. An absolute is one of those means and is obtained by immersing the flowers in a solvent (usually hexane) which produces a waxy substance known as a concrete. The absolute does contain additional aromatic components that are not present in a distilled oil. An absolute is the most concentrated form of fragrance (and the most costly), and is mostly used in the perfume industry. Due to its concentration, Absolutes do not always smell pleasant. In almost ALL cases they must be diluted to 10 % strength before sampling. 

Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile Maroc, Citronella, Lemon, and Pine White Organic

History: Lavender is adapted to living in a dry climate and is native to the western half of the Mediterranean, reaching altitudes of up to 1800 meters. It is believed that the Romans and the Benedictine monks subsequently introduced it to rest of Europe.

Absolute Oils : This Oil is an Absolute Oils. Many times distillation of a plant by steam method does not extract as much natural oil from the plant, or in some cases, breaks down the precious natural oil in delicate flowers. The solvent extraction method is often used in these cases. As a rule, absolutes are more concentrated than a similar essential oil. Therefore, an absolute goes much further than the essential oil counterpart. Silky Scents ™ Provides you the highest grade of Absolute Oils.

Silky Scents Essential Oils are used in Aromatherapy applications and recipes! 

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General Safety Information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.