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Profile: True Lavender Essential Oil

Commonly known as: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (I.N.C.I.), Lavender extract, Lavandula vera, French Lavender, Fine Lavender, True Lavender, Official Lavender.
Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam stripping.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowers.
Location: Mediterranean region (France, Spain) and Bulgaria.
Flowering: From June to the end of September.
Provenance, origin: Spain.
Phytochemical composition: Monoterpenes ((Z)-beta-ocimene, (E)-beta-ocimene), monoterpenols (linalool, terpinen-1-ol-4), terpenic esters (linalyl acetate, lavandulyl acetate), octanone-3, 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), 4-terpineol, alpha-terpineol, camphor (borneone), limonene, sesquiterpenes (beta-caryophyllene), L-limonene, beta-pinene, geraniol, cis-beta-ocimene.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Fluid liquid; Color: Pale yellow; Scent: Characteristic, floral.
Physical characteristics: Density: 0.894 - 0.917 g/cm3; Insoluble in water.
Benefits: Fragrant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing, restorative, mattifying, purifying, astringent.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly sensitive or even irritated skin, as well as skin with imperfections; All hair types, especially irritated and sensitive scalps.



  • Antibacterial: Limiting the proliferation of certain parasites (Leishmania amazonensis) and certain bacteria (Cutibacterium acnes) by altering the outer membranes of microorganisms and inhibiting their ability to communicate with each other via molecular mediators due to the action of linalool, 1,8-cineole, and terpenes, in order to prevent or soothe skin eruptions ;

  • Anti-inflammatory: Alleviate redness, irritation, and feelings of discomfort by promoting the synthesis of HSP70 proteins, which ensure the proper conformation of proteins found in the body's cells and help protect against external stresses (heat, heavy metals...) that could potentially cause inflammatory phenomena, through the action of linalool and linalyl acetate present in true lavender essential oil;

  • Soothing: Alleviating itchiness and heat sensations by inhibiting certain nociceptors, receptors responsible for transmitting pain within the body, through linalool and linalyl acetate;

  • Mattifying: Reducing the shine of oily skin by lowering the sebum rate through absorption;

  • Regenerative: Accelerating skin healing thanks to the camphor included in its composition by improving blood circulation, promoting the proliferation of fibroblasts, and activating collagen synthesis.


  • Facial Care (moisturizing creams, cleansing gels, eye contour treatments, serums);

  • Body Care (shower gels, lotions, masks, deodorants, solid soaps);

  • Hair Care (shampoos, treatment masks, conditioners).

Method of Preservation

Store in an amber glass bottle, protected from light, air, and heat.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

The essential oil of true lavender can potentially cause a skin irritation or allergy. It should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. It should not be used on children. Avoid applying pure essential oil on the skin or mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied around the eye area.

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Lavender is an iconic flower of the southeast of France. Its production has experienced a real boom in the last hundred years. In 1960, the production of its essential oil reached a record: over 150 tons! Regenerative, lavender essential oil is known for its restorative virtues. It is also recommended for its soothing action on delicate skin.