Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender.It is colorless to pale yellow, clear and smells firm and spicy, a masculine sort of smell. The principal constituents are terpenes (50 - 60%), cineol, sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenic alcohol.
Appearance : Colorless or greenish-yellow liquid
Relative density : 0.875~0.888
Refractive index: 1.459~1.470
Optical rotation: -3°~-10°
Heavy metal: Negative
Alcohol value: Negative
Solubility: Easy soluble in 75% ethanol
Content: linalyl acetate>48%
- Oil of spike lavender was used as a solvent in oil painting, mainly before the use of distilled turpentine became common.
175kg per drum, 80 drums per 20'FCL .