CAS Number: 8000-28-0 ; 90063-37-9
FEMA Number: 2620
EINECS Number: 289-995-2
Paras Code: PAO2009
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.
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.
Smooth, soft, green odour with coumarin-like sweetness
Green to brown colored liquid
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.