Lavender fine Haute-Provence France

Essential oil

Lavandula angustifolia


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We 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).

A traditional tool in fine or home perfumery, essential oil of fine lavender is often used in men’s fragrances. It accompanies colognes, with rosemary or thyme. Lavender is also a classic ingredient of the Fougère accord.

Antiseptic, healing, analgesic, hypotensive, antispasmodic, facilitates falling asleep. Brings harmony and balance, calms emotions, leads to selfrespect, giving time and taking care of the self.

*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.

Lavender is an aromatic evergreen shrub of the same family as mint. This plant, also called true lavender, fine lavender, or English lavender, has deep roots in Provencal tradition. It grows wild in the region’s highlands, particularly in the Alpes de Haute Provence. This French region is one of the world’s key lavender-producing areas. The shrubby bush has a multitude of upright stems rising above a bushy mass of hairy, greyish-green leaves. The fragrant, intense blue-purple flowers bloom in summer.
Lavender has been in use since antiquity, including by the Romans, who used it for bathing, laundry, and medicinal purposes.

The flowering tops are harvested in July and August, when the summer heat stimulates the rise of the essence into the flower’s secretory glands. The reaped lavender tops are then left to dry to allow excess moisture to evaporate. This one- or two-day wilting period is essential to ensure good-quality lavender essential oil.

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