– Botanical name: Lavandula X hybrida grosso
– Method of extraction: steam distillation of flowering tops
– Active ingredients: linalool, linalyl acetate, camphor
Lavandin grosso is the result of a hybrid between lavender aspic and fine lavender. It has been cultivated in France since the beginning of the last century, with three other varieties: “Abrialis”, “Sumian” and “Super”. France produces about 1400 tons per year of lavandin, including 420 tons produced by SCA3P.
Lavandin is naturally more camphorated than other plants in the same family and is mainly used as fragrance for detergents and cleaning products. Incidentally, it can be used in perfumery, especially the “Super” variety.