Lavender Essential oil, French Fine High Alt.

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The scent of High Altitude Fine French Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is fresh and sweet, floral, natural and winsome. Unlike some floral extracts, French Lavender is not the least bit nauseating or overpowering, though decidedly floral.  

 

Name:   Lavender oil, French Fine High Alt.

Species:  Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil

Plant Part:  Flowering Tops

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Country of Origin:  France

Colour:  Clear with a tinge of yellow

Note:  Mid to Top

Strength of Aroma:  Medium to Strong

 

Blends well with:  Blends well with most oils, especially Orange, Lemon, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium. Try a 4 to 1 blend with our Reserve Select Patchouli for an excellent blend with staying power or with Roman Chamomile and Marjoram (3L: 2C: 1M) for a wonderful night time scent.

 

Safety precautions:  None Known.

 

Other information:  Chemically the European lavenders are quite similar. Linalool, linalyl acetate, furfural, valeric aldehyde, amyl alcohol, pinene, cineol, and various other components occur naturally in French Lavender. English Lavender has higher linalool content. However, French Lavender has a higher ester content than lavenders cultivated at lower altitudes. For Lavender high altitudes are preferable. The distillations carried out at higher altitudes tend to produce improved oils, due to lower distillation temperatures.  

Class: Ester

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