One popular lavender oil Silexan was found to contain 36.8% of linalool and 34.2% of linalyl acetate26, according to a December 2019 human clinical study reported in Nature Magazine (2). The Nature report points out that anxiety disorders in United States reaches as much as 28.8% of the mostly working population, compared to 14.5% in Europe, and 20% in Australia.
Lavender oil is so concentrated that you often need to combine it with a carrier oil (like coconut, jojoba and argan oil, to name a few) before applying directly to your skin. Most reputable producers will have already included the carrier oil, ready to use.
This article was co- written by Cindy Postma, Herbsprout essential oils contributor.