Did you know that lavender is part of the mint family and is one of our most popular oils? Young Living has three farms that grow lavender, located in Utah, Idaho, and France. Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant, and it takes 27 square feet of lavender plants to make one 15-ml bottle of Lavender essential oil. In ancient Greece, Pedanius Dioscorides, a physician pharmacologist and botanist, praised the many qualities and uses of lavender. You can find Lavender essential oil in many Young Living blends, including Stress Away™, Tranquil™, RutaVaLa™, Forgiveness™, and Harmony™.
Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Region(s) grown: Utah, Idaho, France
Plant part used: Flowering top
Extraction method: Steam distilled from flowering top
YL Region: Most Young Living Lavender essential oil comes from France and the United States.