Jager W, Buchbauer G, Jirovetz L, Fritzer M
Journal of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, 1992
The percutaneous absorption of a massage oil containing lavender oil was studied following application to the skin of a male subject (age 34 yr). Within 5 min after application, traces of linalool and linalyl acetate, the main constituents of lavender oil, could be detected in the blood. After 20 min, maximum concentrations of 100 ng/ml linalyl acetate and 121 ng/ml linalool were reached. Within 90 min most of the lavender oil was eliminated. It was concluded that lavender oil is rapidly absorbed through the skin and is excreted within 90 min.
Jager W, Buchbauer G, Jirovetz L, et al. Percutaneous absorption of lavender oil from a massage oil. J Soc Cosmet Chem. 1992;43(1):49-54.