What is Lavender Oil made from? – Part 2

The earlier post – What is Lavender Oil Made From? – Part 1 – was about how lavender oil is often analysed using a process called gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. The results of this shows that lavender oil is pretty complicated; containing up to a hundred different components. This post is about these components. One thing to… Read more »

Lavender Oil Producing Plants

“Lavender” is part of the broad botanical genus – Lavandula. This is thought to be made up of 50 different species, and within some of these species are perhaps hundreds of different cultivars/varieties. For the purposes of lavender oil we are mainly concerned with two species –lavandula angustifolia (sometimes called English lavender or true lavender),… Read more »

Storage and Maturing of Lavender Oil

The Maturing and Storing of Lavender Oils, and oil yields In earlier blogs I’ve written about the harvesting of lavender and the distillation process. What next in the process? Well, initially, after distillation our lavender oil has a “rough” odour to it – some people have described it as an intense, sharp, hay, perhaps a… Read more »