Lavender Essential Oil
100% Pure Lavender Essential Oil of France . 10ml Bottle.
While all Lavender belongs to the mint family, there are 45 classified species of it. Within these species, there are hundreds of different varieties. This can make choosing the right Lavender Oil overwhelming for those who aren’t as familiar with the nuances of each. The difference between Lavender and French Lavender Essential Oil lies in the growth patterns and chemical makeup of each. While similar, these differ slightly from species to species. French lavender is less hardy than traditional lavender, which is the more commonly cultivated species. This is why it grows primarily in Southern France, where the climate is warm and dry. Additionally, French lavender begins to bloom in the spring, lasting well into summer. It is slightly more herbaceous scent-wise, due to the presence of camphor.
Similar to traditional lavender oil, which is also called “English lavender oil”, the French lavender plant is excellent for use in aromatherapy, skin, and hair care. The differences between the two are subtle, with the camphor in French lavender oil offering a lighter, more herbaceous aroma.
French lavender’s strong aroma lies between a middle and a top note in fragrance terminology. The middle note is often referred to as the heart of the fragrance and is sometimes referred to as a heart note. This is because middle notes tend to last longer in duration than top notes, and have an acute influence on the base note that provides the foundation of a fragrance. French Lavender Oil blends well with citrus and other herbaceous oils, such as Lemon, Sweet Orange, rosemary, and Bergamot.