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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Rating: I have to agree with Mary, from HI - I am very disappointed with this Lavender Essential Oil. I bought a bottle to try, but it smells so medicinal. I am making a variety of products with it for a large client of ours - I only hope they don't complain. Personally, I think that the New Directions Lavender FO smells far better than this. I hate to have to give negative feedback, but if you're looking for a fresh, clean smelling Lavender, try one of the others!
Rating: I never cared for the smell of lavender in other products until I tried this EO. I use it in baths, massage oils and my diffuser and it takes my senses to a relaxing place every time. Will try the other lavenders from NDA.
Rating: I got a 3.3 oz bottle of this French Lavender because I wanted to get some Lavender and in all the reviews people were raving about it. When I finally opened the bottle and put a few drops on my hand and rubbed together and smelled it, I was disappointed and not loving it. For me, this is NOT the best lavender I have ever smelled. I will definitely try a different one next time, and Organic one too. I don't even know what Im going to do with this because I don't like it. I know its good for the skin and burns and such but I really don't care for this fragrance. Maybe it will smell better blended with other oils.
By:Mary, Pahoa, Hawaii
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Nov-2013
Rating: This is THE best smelling lavender essential oil on the market, no contest! I absolutely love it and gi through it way more quickly than anything else.
By:Misty, The Woodlands, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2015
Rating: This oil was worth the investment!! It smells lovely and I use it in everything. My favorite lavender!
By:Jennifer, Moon Township, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Oct-2010
Rating: High quality lavender essential oil! Great for all of my lotion needs. Thank you for the wonderful price NDA!
By:Aubrey, San Leandro, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Sep-2015
Rating: My absolute favorite lavender I have EVER smelled! I loooove this French Lavender, so please keep carrying it!!
If you are trying to decide between the many lavender options, let me help - THIS one is the one you want.
By:Misty, The Woodlands, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Oct-2015
Rating: Excellent!! How do you describe this great smell? A very light stained glass purple powder that stays just beyond the reach of your mind. And as the delicate smell starts to gradually fade into hues yet unseen, so does your mind reach out further. Fantastic. One of the very best calming and centering oils out there, right toe to toe with Sandalwood, Frankincense, & Ylang Ylang.
By:Joe, San Jose, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2009
Rating: I have tried all of the lavenders ND carries, but French is my favorite. I believe I just ordered my 4th 3.3 oz bottle! It is the sweetest and least camphorus of all of them. If you're looking for a TRUE lavender scent? This is it! My two young sons have inherited my obsession with lavender and ask me to put "smell good" on their pillows every night. I used it yesterday while getting some dental work done and my blood pressure went right down. I am seriously addicted to this stuff!
Don't make the same mistake I did and try to shop elsewhere for a "deal". It was a waste of money.
By:Shannon, Spring Brook Twp, Pennsylvania
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Sep-2011
Rating: My favorite of all lavender,sweet lavender smell. I will order again, Love new direction prices also!
Rating: I love the New Directions French Lavender and find it to be a very high quality essential oil. I like French Lavender because it has a sweet floral scent. This Lavender works beautifully in cold process soap and blends nicely with other essential oils, such as orange and patchouli. I highly recommend this French Lavender.
By:Frank, Bayside,Ny, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Jun-2013
Rating: I was not aware that Lavender could be so sweet and delicious! I wish I could give more than 5 stars!
By:Mikaila, Port Ludlow, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2013
Rating: I love French Lavender. It smells similar to the Bulgarian Lavender I purchased, but more floral and light. A beautiful lavender!
Love the therapeutic value of the oil as well!
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: All I can say is when I received the order I opened that bottle first. I sat the open bottle in front of me and had a very hard time closing the top again. I made everyone come and smell! Wonderful!
Rating: This is exactly what you'd expect - floral and lemony. It's soothing but still fresh.
By:Breanne, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Jan-2013
Rating: I've been using this oil for the past three years. I love the aroma and consistency of it, and have found it helpful in soothing pain from arthritis. I usually combine it with coconut oil for using on my skin. Five stars!
I also appreciated the customer sales people who helped me with the product. I ordered a drum of it and it's been a delightful addition to my life. The aroma is incomparable!
By:Dana, Tarboro, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Aug-2009
Rating: This is my Favorite Lavender and I think I have tried them all. Being a Massage Therapist my clients love this oil to help them relax. A lot of my clients put a few drops on a wash cloth and sleep with it in their pillow.
Rating: Just received my package today. Oh my! Was so excited and tore up all bubble wrap to just take a sniff of this amazing oil. will be mixing it with my face cream to help clear my acne.
Rating: This lavender is great, however it's a little too earthy for what we were looking for in a lavender EO. If you are looking for a floral/fruity loavender, this is not the one for you. This lavender blends great with other herbs, but overpowers other floral scents.
By:Laura, Niagara Falls, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: In all honesty I seem to be the exception to the rule. I don't like the scent of lavender and I have tried a few from different companies. To me it's like patchouli, unpleasant.
However, I do use lavender for it's skin healing properties. Works great.
By:Laura, Batavia, Ohio Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Oct-2011
Rating: This was my first experience ordering from NDA, but it won't be my last! Considering I had NO idea what I was doing and took a guess, I think my choices were superb. This lavender essential oil is amazing. It has a strong lavender scent and is perfect for making bath salts, floral water, and sugar scrubs, which is what I used it for. I will definitely order more of this!
By:Amber, Little Elm, Texas
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Dec-2011
Rating: I have only good things to say about this Lavender French, I put a couple of drops around the house air circulation and it smells lovely, I feel relax and the kids are quiet (bonus)!!! I am so glad I got the 100 ml, thanks NDA for this great oil!! It smells sweet and just the perfect amount of the background smell (not too bitter). I love it. I will use it in my perfumes and oils.
By:Daisy, Nepean, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: The scent is very potent - I normally just place a couple of drops on to a tissue and place into my pillow, gives a very relaxing sleep.
Looking forward to trying out some of the other lavenders and see how they'd compare!
By:Kai, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a good lavender, but now that I've tried this one and the South African, I prefer the latter, because it is sweeter and not quite as sharp.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: I have tried several of NDA lavenders, I keep coming back to this French lavender. Its therapuetic value is sound, the smell is true and just perfect! I use it in many remedies, and the price is so reasonable. Thanks NDA!!
I use this mostly for a headache remedy in a roller, a lip gloss roller, I wouldn\'t have to go elsewhere to get the roller if NDA had the colored rollers!! (Please??!!)
By:Kristal, Las Vegas, Nevada Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Feb-2008
Rating: Lavender French is my favourite lavender from New Directions! Normally Lavender smells a bit like B.O. to me (I don't know why lol) but this Lavender smells absolutely beautiful. It's a gentle, floral, calming scent that I love and useful for all kinds of ailments. I was on vacation in the south of France this summer and one day got a massive headache (and I'm someone who normally doesn't get headaches) due to being in the sun all day. Before going to bed, I mixed Lavender French with Peppermint Organic on my temples, forehead, and scalp - the combination of both scents immediately knocked me off into sleep and I woke up completely refreshed with no pain whatsoever.
By:Tusha, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Clean & fresh - the true scent of lavender heaven. I love it! Just used it with Chamomile in a massage oil.
By:Brenda, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: a gorgeous, true lavender: not too sweet, not too "dusty." very clean, uplifting scent, works wonders dabbed neat onto acne, mosquito bites, stings, etc. also smells marvelous added to your final laundry rinse -- a few drops each of lavender and orange EO. : )
By:Angel, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Amazing! This is my all time favorite therapeutic lavender! I mix this with NDA's organic sweet orange for a night time/sleepy time diffuser blend for my 2 year old. It calms him and sends him to dream land in no time. Worth the price!
By:Lindy, Los Osos, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jul-2011
Rating: Love this lavender, smells good and also good price.
By:Fan, Richmond, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: WOW is all i can say. this lavender is outstanding. the quality , the packing is exellent. metal containers even better. attention to detail is awesome. thank you very much. ill be back
By:David, Stratham, New Hampshire
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-Apr-2011
Rating: Love this Lavender & so do my customers. Used in HP soap its one of my best sellers!
By:Terry, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: A classic to always have on hand! LOVE it - great in the bath with Epsom salts before bed to ensure a wonderful night's sleep. The scent is so fresh and soothing!
Rating: I really love this oil and I use it in my Aromatherapy formulas often. The only complaint I have is that the last few orders I have received were not capped tightly enough and I lost about a quarter of an ounce in the shipping container. Please ND...find a way to fix this. I love your products, but I hate to lose product in the box. Thanks for all you do!
New Directions Aromatics Response:
This will be addressed with our warehouse staff, thank you for letting us know about this issue and we hope your future orders will not have this problem
By:Deborah, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Apr-2009
Rating: Love it! This really makes me wish it was summer time! Its like a breath of fresh air!
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: The perfect lavender for every purpose. Everything I make has a lavender variety, in some way, shape or form, and this is the lavender of choice. Excellent quality and price. Relaxing in a bath with a few drops of this magic oil takes all my cares away.
By:Michael, Chicago, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Dec-2010
Rating: Lavender French was recommended to me by NDA when my usual product (Lavendar 40/42) was out of stock. What a difference! Stronger scent, stronger sedative effect; a great product, and great value for the money!
By:Alexander, Bracebridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a perfect lavender scent. This is what I consider the quientessential lavender. Mixes well with everything. The price is better than anywhere else!
By:Georgia, Amsterdam, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jan-2010
Rating: I love the choices of Lavender available through NDA and must say, I repeatedly order many. This lavender is very popular with clients , friends and one of my favourites, especially in blends. Will definitely re-order. Lavender (Barreme) is another favourite.
By:Kallie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love the smell of the French Lavender and have used it in both CP soap and salves. i find it gives the salves a nice soft sweet lavender scent. But with the soaps, they smell wonderful to begin with but after about 4 months the smell starts to fade. I will definitely buy it again for my salves but not for CP soap. I also tried Barreme Lavender in my CP soap and I think it lasts longer. Next I am going to try 40/42 for the soap. But will definitely stick with French for my salves.
By:Emily, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love this Lavender for therapeutic properties and scent...just wonderful! Amazingly fair price...I just LOVE NDA.
By:Tiffany, Yucca Valley, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2010
Rating: True lavender fragrance at a great price. Sweeter than some other lavenders I've smelled.
By:Jenn, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Green, floral, and somewhat fruity, this lavender oil approaches the complexity of odor found in my lavender absolutes, but is, obviously, much preferred for therapeutic work. Wonderful in a myriad of skin care products and as a softer component in fragrances. Almost a cliche in the aromatherapy universe, but still one of the all-time greats. New Directions has found an oil of staggering quality for this low price. Highly reccomended.
By:Jourdain, Salinas, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2009
Rating: I ordered the 100ml. bottle, thinking it would last me forever. However, I find myself using it for everything, from laundry to skin irritations to linen sprays and sleep remedies, and I often re-bottle it into smaller dropper bottles and give it to other people to enjoy. That huge bottle won't stretch as far as I thought it would! French lavender is indispensable, and one of the key basics that everyone should have. I wish I could rate it 10 stars.
By:Crystal, Port Moody, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is the best lavender I have ever come across. It is clean, refreshing, and absolutely uplifting. Smells as pure as can be! Love it...very popular in my products.
By:Jovan, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Nov-2007
Rating: This one was very satisfactory. I would buy it again.
By:Linda, Council Bluffs, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jan-2010
Rating: Lovely lavender big bottle for a good price.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Excellent EO! The quality and strength is the best I've come across.
By:Roanne, New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Dec-2009
Rating: Fabulous as a top note in perfumes and in HP soap. Holds up well in stronger scented carrier oils like sesame.
Rating: This is...hands down...my favorite essential oil. It doesn't have the bitter undertones of other lavender oils I have used. I've used it for headaches, burns, TMJ, insomnia...you name it! Every home should have a bottle of this oil.
By:Heather, Richmond, Virginia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Oct-2007
Rating: If you love Lavender and use it as much as my family does then this one is a must have!! Amazing scent and great quality...
Rating: I love this scent; floral, sweet and earthy. It's exactly the Lavender scent I was looking for. I use this EO most frequently for it's peaceful tranquil properties and because the scent blends well with so many other EO's. It's an added bonus that it's medicinal properties makes it a good remedy for burns.
By:Diane, West Hartford, Connecticut Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Aug-2009
Rating: This is the best Lavender French I've found so far. Wonderful scent! I'm afraid the 3.3 oz isn't going to last long...Should have ordered a larger size!
By:Melissa, Corpus Christi, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2009
Rating: Very fresh and invigorating! This has worked wonderfully in a face wash I make and sell. As well as in all natural fragrance oil blends. Very pleasing to the senses! Wonderful quality!
By:Mechelle, Gastonia, North Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 13-Jun-2009
Rating: We include Lavender EO in our Signature Healing Salve. This is the first time we have used New Directions French Lavender and we will use no other from now on. Because of the great price we can use it in our everyday living as well. The bath, pillows, drawers...just everywhere. It's great. You have to try it to believe it!
By:Marlene, Seeley's Bay, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: When I first started making cp soap I was looking for the perfect lavender eo. So friend and i went in on an order and purchased this eo. After using it in cp (which turned out fantastic) I was eager to try out ND's other scents with my own order. This is probably my favorite of all ND's lavender. Makes for a great baby safe soap. I am very pleased with the eo and fo sold here! Thank you!
By:Heather, Colorado Springs, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Aug-2009
Rating: I am newby with essential oils. I first started using one purchased from a health food store to add to my hot tub. While the product was acceptable, it was also very expensive. Then I found NDA! I have tried many in the last 6 months but have found that I like the french lavendar to have the aroma I was seeking and the medicinal qualities. I just order the 33.3 oz. size I like it so much.
Rating: How can you go wrong with French Lavender? I could live with my nose in this bottle all day. By far my favorite EO of all time.
By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jun-2009
Rating: This is just how lavender is supposed to smell. It's fresh, floral, lilting, and lovely. I use this in almost everything I make for my body and face. The one EO that NO ONE should be without. I rub it on my babies after baths for a peaceful sleep, and use it to dress their boo-boos for extra TLC.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: I can't get over how beautiful this EO is! The scent is so relaxing and better than other I've tried. I'm not sure how it compares to the other lavenders on this site tho, I definitely plan to try more!
By:Leslie, Lexington, Kentucky Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-May-2009
Rating: Used it directly on a burn that was slow to heal. In under 2 days the burn was about healed and didn't look angry any longer.
Thank you Gattefosse for enlightening the western world to the power of essential oils
By:Lionel, Saint Augustine, Florida
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Apr-2009
Rating: I love this French Lavender!!! I could drench myself in it - it smells exactly like the lavender fields in Southern France. Love it.
Rating: This is undeniably the best Lavender EO I have ever come across in my 13 years of soapmaking and 20 years of experience with Essential oils. I know scent is entirely subjective, but this is lovely! Fresh, bright, a wonderful floral with green notes. Much better than 40/42, entirely more vibrant than Bulgarian. Gorgeous! I bought a pound, wish I had bought 10!
By:Selena, Redding, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2009
Rating: I like the many uses of this lavender eo. Not only is it useful for relaxation, like on pillows, but is also wonderful on the skin and it smells great!
By:Samantha, Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I bought 16.6 fl oz over a year ago and have used it occasionally mostly for aromatherapy. A month ago I ended up hurting my big tow on my right foot and the toe nail began swelling with the obvious indications of what would become an ingrown toe nail. After talking to my father who has his Masters in Nursing and found that the FDA no longer allows a product he used to use for this I decided to try my French Lavendar oil remembering that I read it's various curative properties from antifungal, antiviral, to antimicrobial, etc. I applied one drop before bed for 3 nights and by the weekend the infection cleared and has been cured ever since. This saved my toenail when other remedies were not available or nearly as effective. I will use it MUCH more often now. Thanks for the great price and service.
Rating: This is the most beautiful "soft" fragrance of lavender I've ever experienced. I love using it as an addition to potpourris, candles. and room fragrances. It's the next best thing to being in the lavender fields of Provence. That's what the house smells like!
Rating: I just got this oil and absolutely love it! It's the perfect smelling lavender and its very strong so a little goes a long way!
By:Jayme, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2008
Rating: smell so fresh and a little sweet. Great for diffuser or skin care products. My customers love it.
By:Hung-Chang, Hacienda Heights, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Feb-2008
Rating: Sweet, mild and floral. Smells like Grandma's linens.
By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: I use the Mont Blanc for theraputic purposes but this is my favorite for the beautifully soft floral fragrance of lavender. I can just imagine the fields in Provence in full bloom when I smell this lavender oil. I buy the 3.3 oz. and put it on all my candles and freshen up my potpourri. It's the closest I may get to Provence and it's a bargain besides.
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