Aromatically, this is my favorite lavender oil. It has the most delightful velvety aroma. John Steele calls Mailette “the purple cloud” and after experiencing this new Mailette I can understand why. If velvet had a scent, this would be it. The Mailette is particularly high in linalyl acetate, which gives it an extra sweetness. A truly delightful oil.
If you are choosing a lavender for skin care, or other therapeutic uses on the body, rather than for relaxation, I would choose our High Altitude French Lavender Oil. It is the mainstay in my anti-acne and anti-rosacea blends, and would be a good addition to any facial preparation (when it is in stock!). But for emotional use, for the aromalamp, when you want a sweet floral aroma, this specimen is exquisite. It would definitely be my second choice after the High Altitude, if cost must be the determining factor.
SHELF LIFE: Approximately 2 to 3 years after you open the bottle. Storing in the dark, refrigerated, and decanting half full bottles into smaller, full bottles will extend shelf life.
Certificate of Analysis:
2011 / 2014
Batch No. FR-58570
Batch No. FR-58655
Batch No. FR-59043
Batch No. FR-59163
Batch No. FR-59306 (Current Batch)
I wanted a real lavender to use on my body, and this one is not only beautiful in scent, (I kinda do “get” the “velvet” descriptive) And this oil unbelievably makes me sleep longer with fewer wake-ups during the night! I have a ritual to help me sleep, and it has evolved over the years, between what I do before sleep to supplements etc. And while what I’m doing helps, nothing has had the effect of using just 2 drops of this Lavender Mailette oil on the back of my neck to make me sleep longer hours. It has been consistent every time I use it! Instead of waking up every 2 hours as I have for years, I can now sleep 4-6 hours straight! This is boggling my mind. I am deeply in love with this oil for just this reason alone.
This lavender is over the top in fragrance and effectiveness. Lovely, wild fragrance imparts calm and relaxation. Since I started using it to oil my body, my sleep quality has improved 100%.
Beautiful lavender, subtle fragrance
Purple cloud indeed! I really like the scent of this lavender!