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LAVENDER ABSOLUTE


LAVENDER ABSOLUTE

Lavandula angustifolia

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 8000-28-0 ; 90063-37-9

FEMA Number: 2620

EINECS Number: 289-995-2

Paras Code: PAO2009

PART USED Flowers

COMMON NAMES True Lavender, English Lavender, Narrow-leaved Lavender, Lavandula officinalis

EXTRACTION METHOD Solvent Extraction

ORIGIN France

NOTE CLASSIFICATION Middle Note

INTRODUCTION

Lavender is native to the Mediterranean region, and it also grows South tropical Africa and East of India. France is one of the main producers, along with Bulgaria, China and Russia.

There are 28 species of lavender; all grow in dry, sunny and rocky regions. The harvest takes place during the blooming period from the end of June to end of august. The strands are more fragrant when they are harvested just before the flowers bloom. Paras selects lavender mainly from France and Bulgaria.

TECHNOLOGY

Lavender stem 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 Lavender Absolute through alcoholic washing.

ODOUR PROFILE

Smooth, soft, green odour with coumarin-like sweetness

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Green to brown colored liquid

REPORTED BENEFITS

For thousand of years Lavandula augustifolia has been used for its antiseptic, antibacterial, healing, sedative, antispasmodic, analgesic and dermatological properties. It is also used as flying insect repellent.

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

: EU Allergens Declaration