A woody shrub, growing up to 1 meter tall, with pale green, narrow, linear leaves and blue-violet flowers on blunt spikes. The whole plant is highly aromatic. Lavandula angustifolia is indigenous in the Mediterranean region, now cultivated all over the world. The oil is made mainly in France, as well as Spain, Italy, England, Tasmania, Australia, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece, among others.
About The Oil
The chemistry of Lavender CO2 includes a varied array of natural aromatic molecules, wider than that found in the steam distilled oils. The therapeutic properties are similar but maybe broader. The cool distillation process of this Lavender CO2 creates an oil with a higher linalool-to-linalyl acetate ratio, because during the steam distillation process linalool is converted to linalyl acetate so the amount of linalool is decreased.
Minor variations in the chemical profile produce a difference in aromas between all our Lavenders, with the French CO2 producing a brighter overall tone and a truly fresh scent.