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    • Lavender 40/42 essential oil

      Product Code: lavender-40-42
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    • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.94/5 Stars. (79 Reviews)
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    Botanical Name: Lavandula officinalis

    Plant Part: Flower

    Country of Origin: France

    Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

    Lavender's aroma is floral, herbaceous, light with woody undertones. Its unique aroma has a calming effect on the user. Soothes the spirit, relieves anger, could be valuable in manic-depressive cases.

    The numbers in Lavender 40/42 indicate the linalyl acetate content; in this case, they indicate the product contains 40%-42% of linalyl acetate, a naturally occurring phytochemical found in many flowers and spice plants. Lavender 40/42 is generally a blend of various lavenders in order to get a consistent scent from batch to batch, with processors adding natural linalyl acetate to cover the smell of camphor or borneol components of a given lavender.

    Most soapers seem to prefer Lavender 40/42 because it smells the way they believe lavender should smell and it's fairly inexpensive......about half the price of other, more expensive lavenders which are usually reserved for aromatherapy purposes. This is our best selling essential oil for toiletries.

    Keeps insects away. Blends well with bergamot, chamomile, citronella, lemon, and pine. Flash point: 156F, OK to ship via air or ocean.

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    4.94/5 Stars out of 79 Reviews
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    (Greenville, WI, US) | February 14th, 2011
    I'm new to soapmaking, I've only been doing it for a few months, and so I haven't had a lot of exposure to different types of EO's and FO's, but even I can tell that this is wonderful. In addition to soap, I've used it to scent my room, bubble baths, and my hair, and all were absolutely magnificent. I will definitely buy more of this wonderful product!
    Best-smelling Lavender
    (los angeles, CA, US) | January 27th, 2011
    I've long been a fan of Camden Grey's essential oils, especially their Lavender 40/42. I recently got curious, however, and also purchased their French, Bulgarian, and Maillette Lavenders to compare. I share my "research" with all of you! 40/42 Both sharp and quintessentially lavender smelling. Oil in a diffuser, on the skin, or on fabric mellows out over time. The progression goes form sharp and pleasant to more floral and herbaceous, and then mellows out earthy and a little woodsy. Bulgaria Finer than 40/42, but most similar to it in terms of its complexity. Both sharp terpine notes and warm, soft floral notes ... This, to me, smells much like 40/42 after it has mellowed a little bit. French Very fine, soft, even delicate scent. Reminds me most of Lavender flowers on the plant. Less sharp and more herbaceous, it is the most "floral" smelling as well, in my opinion. It is really lovely, but a little dull in comparison to 40/20 and the Bulgarian Lavender oils. Maillette This one reminds me of 40/42 after it's dried up. It is warm and very mild, almost woodsy, very earthy with a little sharpness. It actually reminds me of chemicals used to treat wood, or the wood in a new house. It is not an offensive smell, but definitely the least floral and "lavender"-ish of the four. My final two cents: 40/42 seems the best choice for flexible use -- used neat, as aromatherapy, in perfumes, soaps, etc. It is the most hearty and also (according to its description) is designed with consistency in mind. Bulgaria is a finer version of 40/42, I think, perhaps suited equally well for aromatherapy and being used neat. I'm no soapmaker or perfumer, but I would venture to guess this one is a bit too delicate to be diluted with other stuff. French is lovely and the least sharp, but also delicate -- perhaps most lavender-ish on its own, but again, I wonder if it would get lost when mixed with other components. Maillette is the least lavender-y of the bunch and I cannot imagine it being any more useful than 40/42, as 40/42 is both the best smelling (in my opinion) and most affordable. Hope this was helpful! Cheers! Thanks, Camden Grey; I love you!
    Lavender is Top Notch
    (chehalis, WA, US) | October 31st, 2010
    Thank you so much for offering this item. I have used it in both cold process and hot process soap making and it has real staying power which is what I need for soaps. I don't know what the flashpoint is but I added it to 180 degree hot process batch of soap and did not have any problems. Thanks again! I found my lavender!
    Great All Purpose Lavender
    (Alameda, CA, US) | September 28th, 2010
    I used this up so quickly! I have tried a few different varieties of lavenders, Croatian and French. This is a sweeter, lighter, less herbal lavender that can be used in cosmetics and soap. Great price.
    Favorite Lavender
    (Rancho Cordova, CA, US) | August 13th, 2010
    This is my favorite lavender so far. I've smelled about 8 varieties, and used 2 prior to this, and this is my favorite. As per usual with Camden Grey, the quality is high, and the price is better than most places.
    (Holly Springs, NC, US) | August 11th, 2010
    This is the best Lavender 40/42 I have come across. Not too overpowering and most importantly it holds extremely well in CP soap
    very nice
    (Cedar Park, TX, US) | July 6th, 2010
    I'm not a big fan of lavender, but this essential oil is very nice. I mixed it with citrus (lime and manderin orange) in melt and pour. The lavender give the citrus some staying power and enhances the scent. Great product.
    Many uses
    (BAINBRIDGE, OH, US) | June 15th, 2010
    I used way to much in my first batch of salt scrub so I added it to shampoo I use for my dogs and it really got rid of the fleas and ticks. I will use it more frequently.
    Excellent and highly versatile
    (Atlanta, GA, US) | June 10th, 2010
    This is one of the best 40/42s I've found. As other reviewers have noted, its immediate scent is more medicinal than the French or maillette varieties (dentate or angustifolis). I tend to use this one more for cleaning and home-healing purposes and less for direct body applications such as massages or baths. However, it is a great travel kit addition, especially when in the outdoors, as it can help with everything from cuts to whelps from poisonous plants to blisters on the feet (it also keeps the tent and backpack smelling nice, especially when the dirty clothes start adding up). This is cost-effective and highly useful, and C-G's price is hard to beat.
    Stubborn Wound Aide
    (Miami, FL, US) | May 12th, 2010
    I've used lavender on my pets for years for everything from ringworm to tears in the skin. It's my number 1 first aide product for treating just about everything with them. Sometimes I will combine it with tea tree, Myrrh and grapefruit seed extract as well. Works super well with the dreaded "Florida sores". My horse had a bad one on her face that just wouldn't heal because of flys and gnats. I added a couple of drops to the sore and within one day the swelling was gone, within 3 days the sore had healed about 50% and I'd tried everything before becoming hooked on lavender. I've been hooked ever since!
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