Lavender Oil

 

  • Bulgaria is the largest producer of lavender oil followed by Spain, Italy and USSR.

    The lavender flower is directly harvested from the field when it is mature enough to produce lavender oil. It can be prepared at home by steeping lavender in any carrier oil.

    It is recorded that lavender is in use from past more than 2,500 years. It is used in the form of perfumes by Egyptians, Phoenicians and by the Arab people. It is also used in the mummification (in this process dead is wrapped in the shrouds of lavender)

    The lavender is called as lavender herb nardus by the ancient Greeks, after the name of a Syrian city Naarda. It was commonly called as nard. L. stoechas is the originally grown species of Lavender. It was one of the holy herbs which are used in for the preparation of holy essence for the biblical Temple. Its names also revealed in the Solomon song. In the ancient times of Roman the flowers of lavender are sold at a price of 100 denarii per pound.

    After the harvesting of lavender flower the extraction process of its oil begins.it is steam distilled to produce essential oil.

     

    Commonly known Benefits

     

    The lavender has a very fresh and sweet fragrance whether they are in any form like in dried and oil form. It is used in making today's most popular scents, soaps, candles even it is also used in the household products like cleansers and usable in various forms such as bath gels, infusions, lotions, tinctures, extracts, teas, aromatherapy oil, soaps and whole dried flowers with the help of dried flowers and essential oil.

     

    Physico Chemical Properties 

     

    Specification Limit
    Botanical Name Lavandula
    Family Name Lamiaceae
    Common Name Lavender
    Part used Flower
    Specific Gravity 0.892 to -0.910 at 25 degree Celsius
    Optical Rotation  +16.0 to +35.0 at 25 degree Celsius
    Refractive Index 1.468 to 1.485 25 degree Celsius
    Blends well with Jasmine
    Uses It was the first essential oil used in the treatment of patients in World War I. This oil soothes many skin problems like insect bite, burns etc. used extensively in fragrances

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About Us 

 

Gyan Flavours Export is one of the leading Manufacturer and Exporter of Essential Oils, Aromatic Chemical, Spice Oils, Carrier Oils. Our company has been catering to the requirements of various essential oil and allied products in the Indian market to various multinationals for the past 40 years and now we are a well-established and reputed name in the Indian industry. We began with the sales in the local Indian market and gradually expanded our operations to International Markets.