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Lavender Essential Oil (Greece)

Lavender Essential Oil (Greece)
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Product Rating: 4.7/5 (As per 3 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

Main Constituents:
Linalyl acetate: 30-42%
Linalool: 22-34%
Camphor: Max 0.6%

Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: Greece

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: Colorless to pale yellow thin clear liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note of distinct fresh well-rounded Lavender with a slightly sweet mellow scent.

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 one 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 a long history of being used since ancient times; its name originates from the Latin lavare, 'to wash', as the Romans added lavender to their bathwater. 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 the eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

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Rating: Star
I have used this essential oil quite a lot. It has a bit of a lower, muskier quality to it. It's a bit more masculine than the classic lavender smell.

By: , Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jun-2020

Rating: Star
It's the midst of Coronapocalypse 2020 and I ran out of Lavender EO. I thought lockdown would be a marvelous time to test 4 Lavenders I'd not yet tried. Here is my review of each -- just the scent profiles, not how they mix -- with comparative notes for those uncertain about which to try in 2020. [ Greek ] "Floral-Sweet" The Greek lavender is my favorite of the 4 I tested...but not for lack of competition. Just persoanlly, what is resonating most with me among gorgeous 5-star lavenders. The Greek lavender smells the most like the dried lavender buds you can put into satchels, or if edible-grade, in tea and baked goods. It has a rather fine character, feels a bit delicate, but still fresh; not matronly. Undiluted drydown on my skin gave a slightly musty note but still an overall fresh, sweet, identifiably lavender smell. A bit green, but not wet. More floral than fruity, but the sweetness smells almost-but-not-quite-ripe. Compared to the 40/42, I think the Greek is just a little fresher, real-plant, "I just got it at the Farmer's Market this morning" smelling. It's best to stand on its own, I think. [ 40/42 ] "Floral-Herbacious" This is a great 40/42 and strikes a good balance between floral and fruity, with just enough camphor to give it that "herbal" character and make it feel robust and consistent. And the camphor, to my nose, leans the slightest bit toward minty, keeping it herbal without being too medicinal. I'm actually a little surprised by the nuance achieved in this as a 40/42. Definitely smells higher quality than other 40/42s I've tried before. Which is why despite being a long-time NDA customer, this is the first time I've tried their 40/42. In terms of quintessential lavender character, this is probably my go-to for affordability and consistency from now on. [ South African ] "Fruity-Dry" At first sniff, the South African lavender confused me. It has a ripe fruit impression that kind of steals the spotlight on its opening. But sniff it a bit more, and let the tiny bit of camphor even it out, and it actually reminds me of a dry wine. Like... it smells ripe and fruity at first, but is actually more mellow and fine. This reminds me the most of French Lavender (or what French lavender should be!) It's got a delicate coyness about it, like it might overpower or disappear under other scents. Whereas the 40/42 can stand alone or be part of a blend, confident in its quintessential "lavenderness," The South African Lavender probably needs to be the main focus in a blend, or if on its own, needs to be enhanced a little bit. It's too coy for me personally, but I agree with the reviewers across all the Lavender products on NDA... all tastes and preferences considered, this is probably the BEST Lavender overall. And I do love its sophisticated character. My personal preference leans toward the over-confident consistency of 40/42, though, compared to the South African lavender's coyness. [ Bulgarian ] "Fruity-Sweet" The Bulgarian Lavender has the least camphor, which gives it more fruity/floral nuance, but surprisingly, is my least favorite of the 4 I am comparing. I personally like my lavender to have an herbaceous character -- it's what makes it feel "fresh" to me, and also kind of helps with the consistency of the smell both over time and in blends. Don't get me wrong! The Bulgarian lavender is gorgeous.. It smells like living lavender in the sun, still moist immediately following a rain. I still love it as aromatherapy in a diffuser, but on my skin, It is just a bit too fruity. Its undiluted drydown is musty and just a little indolic -- like wet soil or an old basement. Whereas the Greek lavender also has a bit of a musty drydown, it's not as "moist" or "wet" as the Bulgarian one. This Bulgarian lavender would probably shine best in a blend where you need the sweetness of lavender, but without the camphorus, herbacious notes. If you're going for more of a classic, quintessential lavender that stands on its own, I'd suggest one of the others.

By: , Los Angeles, California
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Loyal Customer Since: 28-Apr-2012

Rating: Star
I ordered a small size of the Lavender Bulgaria, France, South Africa, and Greece. OK so these are really different. 1. Bulgaria: Strong floral lavender right when I put it on. Settles in to a beautiful bouquet almost fruity. Low camphorous smell. 2. France: Strong right off, very camphorous bite to it. Gorgeous but medicinal. Strongest of the four after 20 minutes. 3. South African: Oh my gosh this is beautiful. Pure lavender, like running through a lavender field. Powdery almost? Low camphor. After 20 minutes it has a really magical scent to it. Really special oil. 4. Greece: Medium strength out of the bottle, settles in and disappears somewhat after 20 minutes. Out of the 4, this would be my personal least favorite, but I'll bet for blending it would be the best one. It's lavender for sure, but subtle. Honestly I wasn't expecting to love them all this much. I feel bad saying the Greece one is last because if I'd only got a bottle of that one I think I'd love it. These are really great lavenders and all very different. I just got them today, Feb 18, 2020 so this is my opinion on this particular batch of each. I planned to get a little bottle of each and reorder a huge bottle of my favorite one but now I can't decide! LOL that's a good problem to have! Thank you so much New Directions for taking the low order fee allowed me to get wee bottles of these without dropping an extra $20 on nothing.

By: , Altamonte Springs, Florida
Loyal Customer Since: 03-Oct-2012

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