Lavandin grosso is a hybrid plant produced from cross fertilisation of other lavenders. The essential oil, extracted by steam distillation, is highly regarded for its exceptionally intense scent. The oil is used almost exclusively for its scent rather than for any therapeutic properties. In commercial production of perfumes, many manufacturers replace true lavender oil with a high proportion of lavandin grosso.
Although it shares many similarities with lavender oil and has some light, floral undertones, Lavandin grosso oil’s aroma is particularly strong with a piercing camphor-like odour.
|Botanical name||Lavandula hydrida|
|Plant part||Flowering heads|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Aromatic scent||Lavandin Grosso oil has a strong, camphor-like scent with light, floral undertones which is characteristic of Lavender oil.|
|Cautions||Avoid using Lavandin Grosso oil during pregnancy and by those with epilepsy.|