Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender flowers stream distilled
Linalool: 31.7% ; Linalyl acetate: 31.4% - the cool terpinols that help dye release!
Properties: analgesic, anti-depressant, anti-microbial, antiseptic, deodorant, hypotensive, sedative.
Scent: floral and herbaceous
Blends well with bergaptene-free bergamot, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, palmarosa, patchouli, thyme, rosemary, rosewood and ylang-ylang.
Use: Added to henna paste to break down the henna plant cellulose, which gives you a better lawsone dye release. Please don't add more than 15ml essential oil per 100g of henna powder. Without a proper carrier oil, essential oils should be limited.
Can also be used for aromatherapy.
Do *NOT* diffuse essential oils if you own a bird! The molecules are too small & can coat the alveoli of the lungs, causing pneumonia.