Lavender Oil

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lavender oil

[′lav·ən·dər ‚ȯil]
Colorless to yellow or green-yellow essential oil with sweet aroma and bitter taste; distilled from fresh flowers of several species of lavender (Lavandula); main components are linalool, linalyl acetate, geraniol, cumarin, furfurol, and borneol; used in perfumery, and in medicine as a stimulant.

Lavender Oil


an essential oil; a mobile colorless or yellowish liquid with a lavender odor. Density 0.877–0.896 g/cm3 at 20°C, refractive index nD20, 1.4600–1.4670; soluble in 70 percent alcohol (1:3). Lavender oil is extracted from the inflorescences of plants of the genus Lavandula by steam distillation (approximately 1 percent yield). It contains linalyl acetate, linalool, lavendulyl acetate, and other elements. Lavender oil is primarily used in the manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics.

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