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Lavender Essential Oil (Population)

Average Product Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Based on 51 Customer Reviews)

Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Main Constituents:
Linalool: 29.25%
Linalyl acetate: 28.91%
Camphor: 0.41%

Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: France

Processing Method: Steam Distillation

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, colourless to pale yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of strong aroma, Lavender Population has a rich floral scent that is somewhat fruitier, mellower and less camphoraceous than Lavender 40/42, and it smells more like fresh lavender.

Blends With: Bay, Bergamot, Chamomile, Citronella, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Pine, Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.

Product Abstract: The Lavender plant is a woody evergreen shrub, up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, 'to wash'. Differences in soil, altitude and temperature, precipitation and seasons contribute to subtle changes in the scent from one lot of Lavender to another.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

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Customers may purchase products from New Directions Aromatics Inc. only with the clear understanding that all products must be used at their own discretion, and only after referring to the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be responsible for any damages resulting from use of or reliance upon this information. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including the intellectual property rights of third parties.

The certifications, statements and product descriptions shown on this website are strictly for information purposes only. The information in this document is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by New Directions Aromatics Inc. as to the fitness for any use.

Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

The liability of New Directions Aromatics Inc. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. New Directions Aromatics Inc. shall not be liable for any errors or delays regarding an order, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm).

Notice: This item is listed under California Proposition 65. California residents will recieve this product labeled accordingly.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Submited By: Christina from Greenwood, South Carolina on
Loyal Customer Since: 2014
Rating: Star

I will be opening my new store in the fall. I am looking forward to having these oils in my store . The price seems to be just perfect .
Submited By: Coletta from Streetsboro, Ohio on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

This is by far my favorite lavender of all the ones I've used (Spanish, Bulgarian,French and South African. I love it not only for its clear, sweet, bright scent but therapeutically, it is top notch also. Thanks NDA!
Submited By: Anna from Chattanooga, Tennessee on
Loyal Customer Since: 2014
Rating: Star

One of my favorite lavenders. It is less sharp and more floral with a nice mellow feel. Wish I'd ordered more since the price is just as heavenly!
Submited By: Julie from Watertown, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

Yet another glorious Lavender Oil from NDA. I opened the bottle and was instantly in love. It is one of my favorite varieties of lavender oil. Will be back for more!
Submited By: Dina from Turnersville, New Jersey on
Loyal Customer Since: 2013
Rating: Star

I absolutely LOVE this high elevation Lavender! The quality is AMAZING! I am so happy I found New Directions Aromatics because the prices are terrific, they have super high quality products, and shipping is perfect! Thank you NDA for being so awesome!
Submited By: Emily from Pleasant Hill, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2012
Rating: Star

Lavender Population is truly the cream of the crop. I am a Lavender fanatic. I use in in creams, I diffuse it, bathe in it, etc. While I don't want to downplay the all the other Lavender you have available (as I have tried them all) this one is just a notch above the rest. So well balanced - with a lovely powdery scent. For the well-trained nose and/or essential oil aficionado - Lavender Population is a must have for your collection.
Submited By: Adriane from Grafton, West Virginia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2011
Rating: Star

absolutely love this oil so does my mom!
Submited By: Nelson from Jacksonville Beach, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Lavender Population is incredibly effective in both mental & physical health. The smell is delightful & makes my formulas very pleasant to inhale in aromatherapy applications. When creating a sleep aid with rose absolute this Lavender Population encourages deeper breathing.
Submited By: Deanna from Three Hills, Alberta on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

My favorite out of all the lavenders I've tried. I keep this one as my own 'personal lavender' and use the Moldova for the big batch projects. This one is just so sweet and lovely.
Submited By: Jean from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This has been one of my favourites for over 10 years. I decant it into a small bottle and keep it in my kitchen for scalds or burns. I've used it on sunburns as well. It takes the sting out of mosquito bites and just a drop under my nose before bedtime puts me to sleep in no time. I travel with a small bottle of it in my purse.
Submited By: Jessica from Etobicoke, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I purchased this lavender for its therapeutic properties. I am not a fan of floral scents, however the smell does dissipate after a few hours. I mix this EO in my body butter and the healing properties are fantastic!
Submited By: Jesse from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

One of the best of all the lavenders on offer here. If you're not sure of which one to try, this lavender is a good place to start.
Submited By: Michael from Chicago, Illinois on
Loyal Customer Since: 2010
Rating: Star

I feel this is slightly less intense than the French variety, but excellent none-the-less. This and the French Lavender are my favorite. Excellent quality and price!
Submited By: Christine from North Vancouver, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This oil is rad! Love it!
Submited By: Ken from Clinton, Maine on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I have been using this product for years. of all the oils I use lavender is the most versatile. I find it to be excellent on burns, for blister free, pain free healing. Great for sun burns, Helps me sleep, when in dought go for the lavender. I have tried oils from many different companys, trying to find reasonably priced, good quality product. Believe me I have done my research on all the products I use, as everybody should. In my opinion, your oils are equal or surpasses the quality of any I've used.
Submited By: Ana from Stittsville, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I absolutelly love this EO! I use it for making baby products, face and body products, and even household cleaning products. It's versitile and smells wonderfull.
Submited By: Kristal from Las Vegas, Nevada on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

After trying many of the different Lavenders available,I see why this one is so special. I love the deep, full scent. I use it for special remeides and my own persona 'stash'.... Fabulous quality for a great price.
Submited By: Tiffany from London, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I am new to aromatherapy and am currently studying for my Master of Aromatherapy. I chose this lavender as I had no idea of the differences between all of the types that you offer. So far, in the applications I have been using it we have had wonderful results. I am curious and will be trying your other types. For now though, we really love this one!
Submited By: Doreen from Brooklyn, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

I love this oil, did I say love this oil, it is the best! I use Lavender oil almost daily and I must say that the Lavender oil I have received from ND is among the best in quality and price. I have an aromatherapy practice and ND is the site for me!
Submited By: Tanya from North Kingstown, Rhode Island on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

Seriously the only bad thing about this oil is that you can't keep your nose out of the bottle! Im so addicted to this lavender...oh so good, I use it in everything and anything I can...every day I dab a bit on my wrists just so I can keep the scent around me at all times!!
Submited By: Jennifer from Gilbert, Arizona on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

We use Lavender in our home for many things from diaper rash to athletes feet to bath oil. "Essential" is an understatement for this one and I've found no lower price or higher quality than at New Directions. You guys are definately in our favorites!!!
Submited By: David from Provo, Utah on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I was filling a bottle with lavender oil and didn't wash my hands afterward; later in the day, I was on stage sobbing and out of breath - I could smell the lavender on my hands, along with tea tree, peppermint, and lemon, and it was ten times easier to breathe.
Submited By: Gordana from Nanaimo, British Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I just love this essential oil. I've been using it in my cream, lotion, cleanser and toner. It's the best lavender oil I've had.
Submited By: Barbara from Benton, Louisiana on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I used this oil for burns I got when the top came off my blender full of hot black bean soup, they were 1st and 2nd degree burns from my armpit to my elbow and on my chest. I immediately rinsed my arm and chest where the black beans landed and applied the lavender oil. I applied this daily for 5 days. The burns never blistered and I was very pain. I had a very small scabs on some of the worst burns. After the five days of lavender, I starting applying Frankincense, Myrrh and Sandlewood in Rosehip oil. My doctor was amazed at how quickly they healed and wrote down what I had used so she could research it. It has been two weeks and the burns are completely healed. No scars at all.
Submited By: Kimberly from Redwood City, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

I love this lavender. It is exactly what I want it to be: crisp, fresh, and relaxing.
Submited By: Samatha from Lompoc, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2009
Rating: Star

I have made my own soap for a couple of years now, can't wait to try this oil. This site has been the most informative that I have seen.
Submited By: An from New Brunswick, New Jersey on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

I didn't like this oil when I first had it because it seemed too strong. My friend borrowed this oil from me to use because she didn't have good night sleep and had unpleasant and strange dreams. She told me later that finally she slept so well. So I started using this oil more after my friend told me her experience with it. I am a college student so there is a lot of work and things to worry about. This semester was tough and I had problem with my relationship so I didn't sleep so well and tended to have unpleasant dreams also. I tried this oil and it really helped. Good night sleep is very important because it affects the tone of the skin also!!! A must have product.
Submited By: Brandy from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

Probably the best oil to start with, there are so many uses and it is so safe, and just woderful. Blends well with many other oils. Have trouble sleeping? Try a drop or two of this on your pillow!!! trust me!
Submited By: Julie from Rochester, New York on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

beautiful product. i can't believe i purchased a 100ml bottle for less than $20! and it is of such a high quality! i have lots of acne scars on my cheeks, and i use lavender eo to dot the scars every night. i've seen progress in the past months. will definitely keep up the routine. i also use it to help me sleep at night - drop a few on my pillow or put a Q-tip soaked with the eo next to my bed. it is also great in foot soaks - help my feet relax after a tiring day.
Submited By: Joann from Plano, Texas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2008
Rating: Star

Same as the previous review, strong green scent and not much of a sweet scent. I may try my luck with Lavender Bulgarian or French next time.
Submited By: Judith from Reisterstown, Maryland on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

Good, strong, green herbal scent. Not a sweet lavender, so I like to use it as a stimulating, cleansing blend.
Submited By: Sandy from Selma, North Carolina on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

This is a wonderful lavender...Nobody should be without this oil . Great in blends for mature skin. Offers immediate relief for burns, and helps stop the pain from a bad bruise. I love the scent and the price is unbelievable.
Submited By: Patty from Darwin, Minnesota on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

If something happens and I am not sure which oil to use, I use this one. I recently have a sever grease burn on my pointer finger and put this on right away. It burned a little but healed within a week with no scars or infection. I wish I could get this by the gallon!
Submited By: Joann from Williamstown, New Jersey on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

This the best lavender i have ever owned. I use it on bug bites,cuts,acne rashes and sunburn. I also mix with water in a spray bottle and use as a linen spray and air freshener. Give it a try you,ll have sweet dreams.
Submited By: Lesley from Toronto, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This scent is amazing and goes with almost everything! Add some relaxation to your scent with a few drops of this wonderful EO.
Submited By: Bernadette from Florence, New Jersey on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

I didn't know that I liked lavender. Obviously, I just needed to get a really good product like the Lavender Population to find out the truth-I DO like it! Thanks for the great product. I add a few drops to the laundry when I wash, it smells so nice.
Submited By: Marina from Washington, District Of Columbia on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

A bit more assertive version of lavender, it would be more relaxing if it were smoother. I do like the spicy edge, but will investigate NDA's other lavender EOs to see if I can find the precise lavender I want.
Submited By: Amy from Milwaukie, Oregon on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

By FAR the best lavender EO I have ever smelled. I have come across so many lavenders that have a funky after-smell, or even a chemical smell you get in conjunction with the actual lavender scent. This stuff is light, yet full...never overpowering and GREAT in tandem with the Lemon 5-Fold!!!
Submited By: Sara from Omaha, Nebraska on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Fabulous scent, I really can not get enough of this lavender!
Submited By: Louis from Cowansville, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

One subtle scent I might say and, once again, great service.
Submited By: Tily from Palo Alto, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

This is my favorite lavender oils compared to other ones. Of course, I like other lavender oils ND carries, but this is the most floral and the sweetest of lavender oils. It's a romantic oil more than a relaxing oil if that makes any sense.
Submited By: Philicia from Sacramento, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

This is the best lavender! I've been looking for a nice, strong smelling lavender for a few months and ordered this one hoping it would be better than what I've been able to find locally. I wish I had ordered more than 1/2oz!
Submited By: Valerie from Georgetown, Texas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2007
Rating: Star

Lavender Population is marvelous! I used it along with carrot seed and cypress in my glacial clay mask - it was wonderful for my skin. I love to inhale the lavender. It is very relaxing and comforting. I enjoy rubbing some lavender on the bottoms of my feet just before going to bed. The fragrance is lovely and I sleep better. I appreciate so much the excellent quality and price.
Submited By: Julia from Menifee, California on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

This lavendar is wonderful. I know everyone loves lavendar but for me a lot of lavendar smells a little unplesant. This one has a lovely relaxing scent. Love it.
Submited By: Catherine from Laval, Quebec on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

I just received my order, I was amazed how fast they delivered! The lavender smells so nice, I'm in a hurry to try it! The bottles were well protected, no need to worry about a broken one.
Submited By: Penelope from Hackensack, New Jersey on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

THE BEST lavender ever. i have tried. much stronger and sweeter than Bulgarian, and the best. THANKS new directions aromatics for existing and for having such wonderful essential oils. for an aromatherapist beginer or not this lavender is a must, plus eucalyptus, rosemary French, jasmine, rose, chamomile (germane/ roman).
Submited By: Joely from Topeka, Kansas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

This is the first essential oil any new EO user should buy! Safe for use even on babies! Helps relax, calm and soothe! Add a couple drops to bath water, put in sachets, use in body spalshes anything you can imagine! Helps migraines, nerves, and sleeplessness just to name a few! I really love this blend but cant wait to try others as well!
Submited By: Karen from Nepean, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

A staple in our first aid kit. I use it on cuts and scrapes, insect stings, etc. I use a drop or two on a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel as "boo-boo juice" for my daughter. Takes the sting out and calms her down in the process. I also use it in the bath, in a car diffuser for long drives, and in my all-purpose surface cleaner.
Submited By: Heather from Ottawa, Ontario on
Loyal Customer Since: 2005
Rating: Star

One of the great things about your company is that it is possible to try so many varieties of essential oils. This month I chose lavender population and mont blanc and both are fabulous! I especially appreciate that they are high on the therapeutic scale!
Submited By: Candice from Sarasota, Florida on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

Absolutely beautiful and profound lavender aroma. A true therapeutic grade oil. Lavender is such the most useful of all of the essential oils and its properties are for so many versatile uses that the list could be endless. An aromatherapist can not be without this lovely 'essential' essential oil. I give this one 5 stars!
Submited By: Mary from Houston, Texas on
Loyal Customer Since: 2006
Rating: Star

Deep lavender scent most healing and therapeutic properties.