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Lavender: Himalayan High Alpine Essential Oil


Himalayan Lavender is a form of true lavender grown in India. It shares the same chemistry and therapeutic properties as its other lavender relatives with a slightly different scent. Himalayan lavender generally is fresher and more herbaceous scented than the other forms.

Name of Oil:  High Alpine Lavender

Latin Binomial:  Lavandula angustifolia

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  India

Scent Profile:  Floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous, sometimes slightly fruity

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers

Oil Characteristics:  Clear with a tinge of yellow, thin, medium intensity

Cultivation: Organically Grown

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Burns, healing of the skin, pain, inflammation, acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, boils, wounds, sunburn, muscular aches/pains, arthritis, stress, sedative, stimulant, mental/emotional agitation, alleviates fears, revives the spirit, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraine, PMS, menstrual pain, colds, flu, bronchitis, throat infection, catarrh, asthma, insect repellent and bug bites.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Calms the spirit, relieves irritability, nervous tension, relaxing, calming and meditation.


One of the main scents used in toilet waters and potpourris, recommended throughout history as a natural antiseptic

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, limonene, 1,8 cineole, cis-ocimene,trans-ocimene, 3octanone, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene,terpinen-4-ol, lavendulyl acetate

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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