Ah, lavender! There’s nothing more wonderful that the scent of truly high-quality lavender essential oil.
With a quality lavender oil, not only does the scent sweep me off my feet, but I’m instantly transported to another world. I can’t help but feel the energy of it. It feels gentle, loving, sweet, nurturing and yet exuberant at the same time.
I’ve heard that high-quality essential oils have a higher vibration than less-expensive oils. In my experience this is very true. One whiff of a high-quality lavender oil sweeps me away into a better place. It’s a transporting experience I thoroughly enjoy!
I love to apply lavender to my skin (so nourishing), add some to my bath salts when taking a bath (it’s the ultimate for a relaxing home spa), dab it on my temples when I have a headache,apply it to burns for faster healing, and just take a whiff when I need to unwind. This “swept away” feeling doesn’t happen with lavender of lesser quality. Nor does it happen if your olefactory system is clogged with artificial fragrances. Any old drug-store lavender will do for you.
Today, just about every bottle of lavender you pick up is marked “100% Pure” and boasts that it comes from France. The truth is, France exports about 100 times the amount of lavender oil it produces. No, that’s not an error. France exports tons more lavender oil than they actually produce.
How can they do that? By distilling the same lavender plant material multiple times and adding solvents, thinners and artificial fragrance to “stretch” their batches.
Another way they do it is by substituting lavendin for lavender. Most of the lavender oil sold in America is the hybrid, lavendin, which acts as the most common “counterfeit” oil for lavender. It is usually grown in France or China, Russia, Tasmania or another country. If it is grown outside of France, it is brought to France and blended with solvents such as propylene glycol, DEP or DOP to increase volume; and with synthetic linolyl acetate for fragrance.
Often, the lavandin is heated to evaporate the camphor in it. Then the synthetic linolyl acetate is added for fragrance so it can pass as lavender. This is then bottled and sold in the United States – and very often labeled “Pure.”
In addition to this, there are huge chemical companies that specialize in the synthetic duplication of every essential oil that exists. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is where low-priced oils come from.
Is it possible for synthetic or adulterated lavender oil to help heal your burn? Or nourish your skin? Or really relax your nervous system?
No, it’s not. But synthetic or adulterated oils CAN cause rashes, burning, skin irritations and allergic reactions.
I learned my lesson long ago when I became violently ill after using a less-expensive essential oil I bought from the health food store. It was the first essential oil I ever tried, and it was years before I dared try another.
But then I tried Young Living Lavender Essential Oil. What a difference quality makes! I now can’t imagine living my life without high-quality essential oils. They keep me healthier, happier, and more balanced. They add another dimension to my life I wouldn’t want to live without.
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