Lavandin Grosso is an aromatic evergreen shrub that is much larger than true Lavender. The flowering heads are more compressed with a dull, gray blue color.
Botanical Name: Lavandula Hybrida
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Colour: Pale yellow liquid
Common Uses: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil is used almost exclusively for scent. Many commercial manufacturers use both Lavandin Grosso and Lavandin Super as replacements for Lavender 40/42. However, it should be noted that Lavandin Grosso has a much rougher, camphor type fragrance that is not as well rounded as traditional Lavender 40/42. It is also reputed to have applications with colds and head congestion.
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Blends Well With: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil blends well with most oils but has a tendency to overpower with heavy camphor overtones.
Aromatic Scent: Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil has a strong, somewhat piercing camphor like smell with some light, floral undertones characteristic of Lavender.
History: This hybrid apparently evolved naturally near the seas in Spain, Italy and France. It is now commercially produced in these same countries.
Cautions: Due to the high camphor content, Lavandin Grosso Essential Oil should be avoided during pregnancy and by those with epilepsy.
Never use pure oils on the skin without diluting, never use internally, keep away from children and eyes, always check if there are any medical issues which could cause a problem. Seek help if you have any doubts.
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