Lavandin, Grosso - Organic EO

Lavandula x intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. (synonym of Lavendula hybrida)

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Our high quality organic Lavandin Grosso essential oil is grown in Spain and possesses a wonderful aromatic balance between herbal, floral, and camphoraceous notes. Organic Lavandin Grosso is suitable for use in a narrower range of applications than true Lavender oils but does represent a real cost-

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Selected size SKU:500-016 - Lavandin, Grosso - Organic 15 ml (1/2 oz) (w/ orifice reducer)

Sample 1 ml (1/30 oz)
$2.00
15 ml (1/2 oz)
$9.25
30 ml (1 oz)
$13.50
59.14 ml (2 oz)
$20.50
118.29 ml (4 oz)
$34.75
236.58 ml (8 oz)
$55.00
473.17 ml (16 oz)
$95.00
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$193.00
$2.00
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Our high quality organic Lavandin Grosso essential oil is grown in Spain and possesses a wonderful aromatic balance between herbal, floral, and camphoraceous notes. Organic Lavandin Grosso is suitable for use in a narrower range of applications than true Lavender oils but does represent a real cost-effective substitute for them in candles, soaps, and personal care and cleaning products.

True Lavender (called interchangeably Lavandula angustifolia, L. officinalis and L. vera[1]) grows at high altitudes, while Spike Lavender (called interchangeably Lavandula spica and L. latifolia[2]) thrives at lower altitudes on the same sunny hills and slopes of Spain. When these two plants flower simultaneously and cross-pollinate to create the hybrid Lavandula x intermedia, there are several cultivars of this hybrid that appear – namely L. x intermedia ‘Abrialis’, ‘Grosso’ (the most common), ‘Reydovan’ and ‘Super’.[3] Two important advantages of these hybrids/cultivars: they are more easily grown, and they have a significantly higher yield of essential oils than true Lavenders, thus they can be far more economical.[4]

Lavender hybrids of all types are not inferior oils in themselves – it is in fact more comparable to making a table wine collected from different fields or different grapes vs. a vintage wine of controlled single origin. As long as there is no adulteration, an easy task with Lavandins, they have great value in aromatherapy applications and natural perfumery.

1 Sheppard-Hanger, Sylla. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual, Vol. 1, 1994, p. 263.

2 Price, Shirley and Len Price. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., 2001, p. 15.

3 Ibid.

4 Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy  An A-Z, 1988, p. 183.

5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p. 344.

6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 325.

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Not my first choice for perfume, but perfect for other applications

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I’ve always stayed away from hybrid lavenders in the past, so this particular oil took some getting used to. The scent is intensely clean, fresh, and linear – much like fresh linens or lavender soap. I do think that by itself, it has somewhat of an “old lady perfume” vibe to it, but it dances surprisingly well with other notes. A little oakmoss, pine, and patchouli helped to mitigate any sickly floral remnants whereas more costly ingredients like orris or violet leaf really transform it altogether. It does have a rather unappealing dry down (in my humble opinion) that is easily masked when blended with stronger scents. Perhaps not my first choice in lavenders, but I could see it being useful in the backdrop of a perfume… a scent that makes you think of spring. I definitely recommend its use in candles, soaps, deodorants, etc as it is both cost effective and penetrating, giving your finished products a wonderfully “clean” smell. :)

Review by J 6/16/2017

Less complex is not necessarily bad

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I agree that this is a simpler, more linear aroma than the true lavenders. However for perfumery blending, that can be a good thing, depending on what you want. Perhaps easier to work with for less experienced blenders too (me), and in any case, it's always nice to have different "tools" that give different results. Don't be too quick to dismiss this beautiful oil in your ingredient list (I think it's a good "clean" bright lavender in masculine fougères for example).

Review by M. 7/24/2014

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