Besides its soft floral scent, Healthful™ Naturals lavender essential oil boasts a wealth of natural therapeutic properties—helping calm and relax the mind, soothe skin and ease muscle tension. Steam distilled from flowering lavender shrubs, this French lavender oil is standardized to have a minimum ester content (linalyl acetate) of at least 40%, ensuring a consistent floral scent which blends well with any oil. Used in aromatherapy (diluted in water in a diffuser) its calming, relaxing properties offer soothing comfort for nerves and stress, and is frequently used to support restful sleep. When applied topically (diluted in a carrier oil before applying to skin), this may help soothe irritation and ease muscle tension. Not intended for internal use. Complete with orifice reducer cap for slow drop delivery, the generous 30ml (1 oz.) bottle includes approximately 500 drops ... making our 100% pure essential oil an outstanding value. For topical use, dilute in a carrier oil such as jojoba, coconut or olive oil first.