Lavender Essential Oils
The fragrances among lavender cultivars is quite varied, each with its own unique combination of chemicals.
The True Lavender of the species Lavandula angustifolia, tend to have more floral notes and less camphor than the hybrid Lavandins. Even cultivars of the True Lavenders differ widely in their aromas. These cultivars are also called English Lavender.
Lavandins, cultivars of Lavandula x intermedia (the x stands for cross) contain more camphor and give a sharper, woodier fragrance. For this reason, these are more often used for aromatherapy and not culinary uses.
This essential oil comes in an amber glass bottle with a Euro-dropper cap. To help ensure the highest quality possible, Mesa Lavender Farms removes any water remaining in the oil immediately after distillation, and stores our essential oils in glass containers in a cool dark place. We cap our oils with dry inert gas to prevent oxidation.
Unlike some others, our lavender essential oil contains no synthetic fragrances or other synthetic chemicals.
- add to a diffuser for fragrant tranquility
- You can add any of these lavender essential oils to the essential oil reservoir of one of the essential oil diffusers we offer to help reduce stress and anxiety. Used in the bedroom one of the benefits of lavender essential oil aromatherapy is improved sleep.
- put a few drops in the final rinse cycle with delicate laundry
- use in your air purifier or in your furnace air filter
- use in your warm bath, you’ll love it
- use on minor burns and bee stings
- add 2-3 drops in your palms; rub your hands together, cup, and inhale.
- Folgate is especially preferred for culinary uses
- add to baked goods
- add to teas, coffees, mixed drinks, etc.
For more information on our distillation process check out the web page on how we ensure top quality oil.
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’ Lavender Essential Oil
Grosso Essential Oil is the most fragrant of all Lavenders. Used for aromatherapy, 100% Pure and Natural. Unlike some others, our essential oils contain no synthetic fragrances or other synthetic chemicals. Our essential oils include over 100 natural organic compounds.
Grosso is a hybrid of two species of lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, and Lavandula latifolia. You create a hybrid by cross-pollinating two different species or varieties of a plant. The offspring, or hybrid, contains the best traits of each of the parents. Cross-pollination is a natural process that occurs within members of the same plant species.
Many lavender hybrids are accidental. Upson, in The Genus Lavandula, reports Grosso was discovered by M. Pierre Grosso in 1972 in a local deserted field. He collected cuttings and planted them in his fields. Since then Grosso has taken over much of the production of Lavender essential oil. Due to its hybrid vigor, this lavender cultivar is a major essential oil producer producing up to 4 times the amount of oil possible from either of its parents. Grosso, like other hybrids from these two species, is typically known as lavandins.
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Super’ Lavender Essential Oil
‘Super’ Lavender Essential Oil is used for aromatherapy and is 100% Pure and Natural. This essential oil contains no synthetic fragrances or other synthetic chemicals. Distilled from floral stems harvested from ‘Super’ Lavandin plants grown at Mesa Lavender Farms Colorado fields under natural conditions.
Super is a Lavandin, a cross between Lavandula angustifolia (True Lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (Spike Lavender). The botanical name of Lavandins is Lavandula x intermedia or L. hybrida, thus a cross or hybrid of the two species.
Scent: The essential oil of this cultivar has a spicy, camphorous lavender scent. The high linalyl acetate content and relatively low camphor is responsible for the distinctive scent.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Maillette’ Lavender Essential Oil
Maillette is a cultivar of Lavandula angustifolia, a True/English Lavender. The essential oil has a fresh sweet-herbaceous floral, with clear, crystalline top notes. The undertones are of a soft green/woody scent. The high floral linalyl acetate content, and low camphor content are responsible for the sweet scent.
‘Maillette’ is a True Lavender of the species Lavandula angustifolia. ( L. officinalis and L. vera are used interchangeably).
Scent: The essential oil of ‘Maillette’ is sweet with a soft green/woody aroma.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Folgate’ Lavender Essential Oil
‘Folgate’ Lavender Essential Oil is one of the best lavenders for culinary use and used for aromatherapy. ‘Folgate’ is considered highly preferred for baking and cooking, 100% Pure and Natural. This essential oil contains no synthetic fragrances or other synthetic chemicals. Distilled from floral stems harvested from ‘Folgate’ plants grown at Mesa Lavender Farms Colorado fields under natural conditions.
‘Folgate’ is a True/English lavender of the species Lavandula angustifolia. ( L. officinalis and L. vera are used interchangeably). The scent of essential oil of ‘Folgate’ is sweet with floral notes.