Active Ingredient: Linalool: 35%
Botanical Name: Lavandula intermedia var Grosso
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Description: It is a hybrid plant developed by crossing spike Lavandula latifolia with true Lavandula angustifolia. Lavandin Grosso comes in a variety of forms due to its hybrid nature. Generally, the plant is larger then true lavender and flowers variety from blue to grayish. Natural Lavandin occurs in mountainous regions of southern France, however is mainly cultivated in Spain, Hungary, Yugoslavia and Argentina.
Color: Pale yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Organic Lavandin Grosso Oil is used almost exclusively for its scent. Many commercial manufacturers use Lavandin Grosso as replacements for Lavender 40/42. However, it should be noted that Lavandin 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: Organic 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 fresh camphoraceous top note and a woody herbaceous undertone.
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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