Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
Kosher certified

Lavender Floral water France

Lavandula angustifolia Mill.
Botanical family : Lamiaceae
Method of culture : Conventional
Part harvested : Flowering tops
Harvest period :
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

CAS TSCA : 8000-28-0
INCI : Lavandula angustifolia flower water


Agrestic

Agrestic
Floral

The plant in depth

Lavender is a bush that grows wild in mountainous regions, including in the Alpes de Haute Provence. The 20th-century expansion of the perfume industry in Grasse made France the leading producer of lavender, and that tradition lives on. Taking the form of a small, rounded shrub, lavender produces a multitude of stems that bloom in the heat of summer. The blue-purple flower clusters contrast nicely with the abundant gray-green foliage forming the base. The flowers are reaped in July and August while blooming for the extraction of essential oil, which is steam-distilled. The distillate is a mixture of oil and recondensed water, forming two distinct phases. But a small amount of essential oil solubilizes in the distillation water, creating a product called lavender hydrosol or lavender floral water. Lavender water has the characteristic scent of lavender essential oil.

The fragrance of lavender was used back in ancient times to scent water for bathing and laundering. The name “lavender” apparently comes from the Italian lavare, which means “to wash.” A symbol of cleanliness, lavender has long been synonymous with eau de toilette, and lavender water was even consumed in medieval times to fight the plague. With a high concentration of active ingredients, lavender water is a prized ingredient in cosmetics.

Your technical documents

Data sheet Security sheet Kosher
GHS CLP GHS CLP K

Specifications

Method for obtaining Steam distillation
Appearance Colourless limpid liquid, eventually slightly yellow
Constituents Water and essential oil titration


Advised uses : Aromatherapy, Perfumery, Cosmetic, Alimentary