Review of Life Essenz French True Lavender Essential Oil
By Olivia @ essentialoilbenefits dot com
I often receive samples of essential oils from marketers and manufacturers……..
Let me put it this way, I am very unforgiving and extremely strict when it comes to the quality of essential oils, and I am quick to give my unbiased reviews, whether the product in front of me comes from my own line, is being marketed by a friend or has been sent to me for an honest review. So, without meandering further let me tell you about an essential oil range that I received a few days back. The kit had 9 little bottles in all, which was cool because most sellers start with a modest range. But, then came the shocker!.........
So, What’s The Deal With Different Life Essenz Lavender Oils?....
French True (Fine) Lavender: Although I did not make an attempt to do so, the best did get saved for the last. Believe me when I tell you that I have used/sold and purchased a lot of lavender oil, and yet never have I smelled one that left me so impressed. For starters, the balance of floral and herbaceous notes is almost perfect and the harmony wafts from the bottle and actually reaches your brain. And as you revel in the sense of calm and satisfaction that begins to pervade your being, you are awarded with lilting floral notes; the kind that are not at all common to regular lavender essential oil.
It’s a distinctive powdery floral tone; the kind that can serve to get the attention of a paramour and yourself. In a split second this balanced scent restores a sense of confidence, self-love and self-worth. I mean I was sitting in my dressing gown in the middle of the day, too lazy to shower but this scent invoked a mental imagery of me dressed up in my fineries so vividly that I had the overwhelming desire to tidy up, despite the fact that the lethargy was borne out of a stressful event.
Gone were the all-consuming pangs of worry. It was like at least for a while I had a clear mind and brain and I could hear my inner voice saying, “You can do it”; “You can get through this”. Damn it was good!
So, What Exactly Makes These Oils So Different From Each Other?
The next thing I knew I was on the website of Life Essenz. I wanted to know: why the distinct difference in the olfactory and mental effects of the 4 lavenders. I was not expecting straight answers but was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by a third party test report (more on this coming up) and this is what I found.
French (True) Fine Lavender
At the outset, let me tell you that this is the most expensive variant of the four. I will discuss how it compares with the market average later. So, what does this variant bring to the table?
Well, the plant is still lavandula angustifolia, but it’s harvested and distilled at high altitude. Does that make a difference? Huge! For starters these plants are hardy enough to thrive in harsh weather, and they do send some of that hardiness into the essential oil.
In terms of chemistry, you get the second highest quantity of linalyl acetate, add to this the highest quantity of ocimene and you get an oil that has unparalleled relaxation properties. Because the oil also has the highest content of lavandulyl acetate, this is the truest lavender aroma you will ever enjoy. Plus, this ester gives this variant added calming and relaxing effects. The ester is also known to be beneficial for skin and hair health. The smoothness of the aroma comes from beta caryophyllene, which is a neuroprotective agent and antioxidant. So, this lavender variant can be combined with rosemary and turmeric essential oils for its ability to deal with cognitive issues. The oil also has the highest quantity of terpinen-4-ol. Both these substances have exhibited anti-cancerous properties on cancer cells.
So, there you have it – that’s the low down on the 4 lavender essential oils from Life Essenz. If I were to pick just one of the four, I’d go for the high altitude True Lavender, quite simply because of the four, I enjoyed the aroma of this variant the most. In fact, I would not mind wearing it as a single note perfume oil. That’s how good the powdery floral scent of this oil is!