CAS Number: 8022-15-9 ; 91722-69-9
FEMA Number: 2618
EINECS Number: 294-470-6
Paras Code: PEO1095
Lavandula hybrida, known as lavandin is a hybrid formed from different lavender species. Discovered by chance, lavandin has been cultivated since the 1930s. Lavandula hybrida is now the most cultivated species because it is highly resistant and because its flower is more productive than lavender in essential oil. The lavandin harvest takes place during the blooming period, from the end of August.
The strands are more fragrant when they are harvested just before the flowers bloom. Paras selects lavandin from France. Lavandin stems and flowers can be processed by either steam distillation to obtain an essential oil, or by primary solvent. Extraction to produce a concrete that is then transformed into an a absolute through alcoholic washing.
Fresh, camphoraceous, herbal-floral odour.
Pale yellow to yellow colored liquid.
For thousands of years Lavandula hybrida has been used for its antiseptic, antibacterial, healing, sedative, antispasmodic, analgesic and dermatological properties. It is also used as a flying insect repellent.