Lavandula Latifolia from Family of Labiacé
Originally cultivated in South of France, Italy and Bulgaria, it is now also cultivated in Australia, United Kingdom,Morroco, Spain, Hungaria, New Zeeland and in United States.
This perenial shrub growes well in medium altitude ( between 700m to 1400m). Though they need limestone soils and sunny exposition. Blooming in summer time.
Flower Tops are used to produce Lavender essential oil
By steam distillation.
150 kg of flowers will make 1 kg of essential oil.
It is to be noticed that the floral water produced with the steam during distillation will also contain active substances and floral water is missible with water.
Color: lightly yellow-green
Smell: fresh and grass smell with some campher
Linalol for 4/10 of the composition
Campher: around 10%
This composition is making this particular lavender essential oil more acting as a medical oil and less as a mental healing or wellbeing.
Indeed, essential oils with a large proportion in sesquiterpenes are more active on the limbic system by enhancing the oxygen flow reaching the brain trough the hemato-encephalic barrier. By optimalizing the oxygen flow, it is allowing to stimulate memory or even to reactivate old hidden memories. Terpenic esters are also stimulating the limbic system (like linaly acetate in Lavandula Vera)
Synergy with lavender essential oil:
Lavender Aspic Synergy:
for diffusion: marjoram, pine, rosewood, petit grain
for respiratory wellbeing: rosmarin
for skin care: cyste, immortal
for rheumatism: eucaliptus
Strong anti toxic
Skin and wounds healing
Antalgic (pain killer)
nervous asthenia, depression