Lavandin grosso France

Essential oil

Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’

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Our added value

We collaborate with several farmer-processors and cooperatives in Provence. We also act directly on the sector by supporting and spreading the trials carried out by the ITEIPMAI, a qualified French research organisation for the development of Perfume, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants (PPAM). Our involvement is part of an approach to improve traceability and implementation of agro-ecological practices that respect environment.

Lavandin grosso essential oil has long been used in fine perfumery and room fragrances and is often used in men’s scents. It is also appreciated for its strong camphor character and the hay notes it adds to compositions

Antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, tonic circulatory, calming.

*These aromatherapeutic properties are excerpted from specific works and are provided for information purposes only. They are not, under any circumstances, to be considered sufficient as a basis for any health claim or diagnosis for purposes of therapeutic application.

Lavandin grosso is the result of a spontaneous cross between true lavender and spike lavender. The color of its flowers ranges from the intense bluepurple of true lavender to the grayer shades of the spike lavender. Lavandin grosso began being cultivated for its essential oil before World War II. Once used simply to cut the essential oil of the nobler true lavender, lavandin grosso essential oil has now effectively established its own olfactory identity.

Lavandin grosso is generally harvested in August. The tops are mechanically reaped, then chopped by a forage harvester. Lavandin grosso is distilled in a truck box. This technique was invented in the 1990s to increase productivity and entails roughly crushing the botanical raw material and ensiling it in a truck box. Distillation takes place immediately after the harvest, in the same truck box in which it was collected, with no intermediate handling.

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