Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil (France)
Active Ingredient: Linalool: 32.75%, Linalyl acetate: 30.99%
Botanical Name: Lavandula intermedia var Grosso
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: Lavandin Grosso is an aromatic evergreen shrub that is much larger than true Lavender. The flowering heads are more compressed with a dull, gray blue color.
Color: Pale yellow liquid
Common Uses: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil is used almost exclusively for scent. Many commercial manufacturers use both Lavandin Grosso and Lavandin Super as replacements for Lavender 40/42. However, it should be noted that Lavandin Grosso has a much rougher, camphor type fragrance that is not as well rounded as traditional Lavender 40/42. It is also reputed to have applications with colds and head congestion.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends well with: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil blends well with most oils but has a tendency to overpower with heavy camphor overtones.
Aromatic Scent: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil has a strong, somewhat piercing camphor like smell with some light, floral undertones characteristic of Lavender.
History: This hybrid apparently evolved naturally near the seas in Spain, Italy and France. It is now commercially produced in these same countries.
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