Lavender is dominated by middle notes, mainly linalool and linalyl acetate. It smells both floral and herbaceous, since the oil comes from the flower, leaves, and stems of new growth.
Lavender blends well with many oils, including rose, neroli, rosemary, patchouli, citrus oils, and the chamomiles. Lavender is generally considered a middle note.
Lavender is well known for its calming and relaxing effects. It’s ideal for adults and children and can be applied topically or diffused in the air. It is commonly used in pillow sprays, personal care products, and bath blends.
On the skin, lavender is soothing and cleansing. Because it’s so mild, it finds its way in many products for facial care and in DIY facial recipes.
Lavender’s cleansing properties are effective in-home care as well. It can be used in laundry, as well as to clean the home, especially light-colored surfaces, like white tile, granite, and marble.
There are so many ways to use essential oils! The above-suggested uses are just an introduction to a wide variety of quick tips and recipes available on auracacia.com. Because essential oils are highly concentrated, we recommend diluting them in a carrier product like skin care oil, water, unscented lotion, or unscented liquid soap. Follow this guide for safe, effective use.
Quick tip Toss 18 drops with ½ cup coarse salt for a nightstand diffusion.
Recipe Lavender Laundry Rinse
Description A simple laundry rinse, featuring lavender essential oil.
9 drops Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar
3 Tablespoon baking soda
1. Into container, mix vinegar and baking soda.
2. Add lavender essential oil and mix well.
3. Add mixture to laundry during rinse cycle.