Warning! Lavender Deception
The industry does not want you to know that they use synthetic lavender oil. It’s cheap. It smells like lavender. Oftentimes it is mixed with propylene glycol (a known carcinogen!) because the lavender oil mixed with this substance has a rich feel – like silk when put on the skin.
The consumer has no way of knowing the difference between an adulterated lavender oil and true lavender oil, unless they have access to a specially equipped research lab. Most consumers are happy to buy their lavender oil for $7 to $10 per half ounce in health food stores, beauty salons, or in the mall.
The lavender bottles often say: “all natural lavender oil; authentic; exclusive; exotic; organic lavender oil, organically grown, 100% natural lavender oil; 100% pure; even therapeutic-grade lavender oil!”
- Lavender oil sold in America is a hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania.
- This lavender is brought into France, cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance.
- Propylene glycol, DEP, or DOP (solvents that have no smell and increase the volume) [known carcinogens] are then added.
- This is sold in the United States as true lavender oil.
- For every kilogram of pure essential oil including lavender oil that is produced, there are between 10 and 100 kilogram of synthetic oil created.
- Some statistics show that one company — Proctor & Gamble — uses twice as much essential oil as is produced in the entire world. Where are these so called “essential oils” coming from?
- Adulterated and mislabeled essential oils present a clear danger to consumers. Read Lavender that Burns.
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