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Natural Lavender Oil

What is natural lavender oil and how is it used in the fourApril product line? Discover more about this ingredient and the details surrounding it’s origins below.

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What is Natural Lavender Oil?

Natural Lavender Oil is an essential oil obtained from Lavandula angustifolia, formerly Lavendula officinalis, a common medicinal plant. [1]

How Natural Lavender Oil Is Made

Natural Lavender Oil is produced through distillation, usually by steam. A still is filled with cut lavender flowers and stalks. The contents are then steamed using a boiler at low pressure. The lavender flower pockets carrying oil are ruptured during the heating process, and a conduit of cold water is run into the still’s center. The heated lavender oil vapor condenses with the cold water on the cold pipe and is collected in a holding tank to settle. Because of the polarity and densities of the water and oil, they will separate in the holding tank, and the water will be piped out, leaving only lavender essential oil.

What Does Natural Lavender Oil Do?

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include its ability to remove nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect scalp and skin, enhance blood circulation and treat respiratory problems.

Natural Lavender Oil is also used to add aromatherapeutic natural scents to a variety of personal care products and cleaning products. Fun fact, it is also effective as a natural bug repellent. [2]

There have been numerous testimonies about how Natural Lavender Oil has helped children on the autism spectrum improve their sleep quality, reduce anxiety, and decrease emotional stress. [3]


Natural Lavender Oil Uses In fourApril Products

Natural Lavender Oil is only used as an ingredient in one fourApril product:


Natural Lavender Oil Safety

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) rated Natural Lavender Oil a 2 out of 10 on their Hazard Score rating system. There is limited evidence of Endocrine disruption, toxicity or allergies caused by Natural Lavender Oil. Natural Lavender Oil is not suspected to be an environmental toxin. [1]