Lavender, Aspic

Oil essential lavender, Lavandula latifolia

Lavender, Aspic

Lavandula latifolia
CAS: 8016 -78 -2 / 84837 - 04 - 7 EINECS / ELINCS: 284 - 290 - 6 FEMA: 3033

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

CAS  8016 -78 -2 / 84837 - 04 - 7
EINECS / ELINCS  284 - 290 - 6
FEMA  3033
INCI NAME  Lavandula latifolia herb oil

ORGANOLEPTIC INFORMATION

Aspecto  Liquid transparent
Color  Colorless to yellow pale.
Olor   Wild aroma, camphorated, and with a certain dry touch

PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Densidad  0.894 - 0.917
Refracción  1.461 - 1.468
Rotación  (-7º / +2º)
Punto de inflamación  63ºC

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION (Active principles)

Componente NORMA
LIMONENE  0,5 - 3,0
1,8-CINEOL  16 - 39
CAMPHOR LINALYL ACETATE  8 - 16
LINALOL  34 - 50
LINALYL ACETATE  0 - 1,6
a--TERPINEOL  0,2 - 2
a-BISABOLENE  0,4 - 2,5

DESCRIPTION

The lavender essential oil is obtained by steam trawling from the Lavandula latifolia plant, F. Medikus, it is present throughout the Mediterranean basin, especially in Spain and France.

The lavender belongs to the wide family of labiates and its good adaptation and resistance allows it to inhabit calcareous and mountainous areas of aggressive temperatures, so that this perennial shrub in the shape of a bush is easily cultivable.

This plant usually measures between 40-60 cm tall, with woody stems, elliptical leaves, almost linear, whole and somewhat hairy, blue flowers in spike, very long and thin peduncle, and gray ellipsoidal seed. The whole plant is very aromatic, and mainly from the flowers an oil essential used in perfumery is extracted.

Flowering occurs in summer and that is when it must be collected.

The oil essential is used in perfumery and aromatherapy, and traditional medicine uses it as an antiseptic, antibacterial and skin regenerator. Its medical use must be controlled and advised.