Oil of lavender

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Oil of lavender an aromatic oil distilled from lavender flowers and stems, used as a stimulant and tonic
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. lavendre—Fr. lavande—L. lavāre, to wash.

Usage

In literature:

Eau-de-Cologne, two ounces; tincture of cantharides, two drachms; oil of rosemary, oil of nutmeg, and oil of lavender, each ten drops.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Oil of lavender two ounces, orris root half an ounce, spirits of wine one pint.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Add oil of myrbane, or oil of lavender to suit.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
In the oil of lavender this maximum remained only seven days, during each of which it absorbed seven times its volume of oxygen.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
The finest oil of lavender is produced by distilling the flowers only.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
If used for toilet purposes add to this one dram of oil of lavender.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
Powdered assafoetida 8 grains, oil of rhodium 2 drams, oil of aniseed 1 dram, oil of lavender 1/2 dram.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Also rub the bag and strip the teats often, and apply Oil of Lavender.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Two grades of oil are made, the best being used for lavender water, the poorer for soap making.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
The oil of lavender is obtained in the ratio of an ounce to sixty ounces of dried flowers.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
One dram oil of lavender.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
Her mother followed her, crinkling in noisy old silk, and Nancy Joe came next, smelling of lavender and hair-oil.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Oil of lavender, 148.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
The varnish used in this operation is the ordinary etching-ground in balls, dissolved in oil of lavender in a bath of warm water.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
Oil of Lavender 10 drops.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
Otherwise, turpentine and the fat oil of turpentine, as well as spike oil of lavender.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The ground may be dissolved in chloroform, or in oil of lavender.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
This he exposed under a drawing (making the paper transparent by waxing), and after sufficient exposure, oil of lavender was poured on.
"Photogravure" by Henry R. Blaney
The oil of lavender should first be dissolved in an equal quantity of alcohol, and then added to the mixture.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
The colours are then well ground and laid in with fat oil of turpentine or lavender oil.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
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In news:

Repeated use of products containing lavender oil or tea tree oil may spur breast growth in prepubertal boys, experts report in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Essential oils of lavender, citrus fruits, cassia, and nutmeg.
Mix in several drops of an aromatic bath oil (available at bath and beauty stores) and, if you wish, dried fragrant plants, such as lavender or eucalyptus.
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