Touring the Lavender farms in Washington recently, I learned that the extraction for Lavender essential oil is generally extracted and steam distilled from the buds because it produces more oil. But this precious oil is extracted from the open flowers using CO2 as the vehicle.
This lovely oil has a pure, beautiful floral scent, more like the actual plant.
It has many of the same qualities as the Lavender that you know and love. It is still calming and relaxing as many of you know Lavender to be and it still can help with skin irritations and for facial blends. The difference with CO2s the scent is usually purer, vibrant and closer to the scent of the actual plant. Also, the temperatures in which the plant material is subjected to during the extraction process (using CO2) is much less, and so more of the beneficial properties can be obtained. In this first batch of our Lavender Flower CO2, there are several components, not found in the essential oil, that Robert Tisserand says “make the CO2 extract much more long-lasting than the essential oil.” It also picks up more of the respiratory constituents, camphor and 1,8 cineole.
Lavender Flower CO2 will be a wonderful addition to our Lavender family:
- Lavender Essential Oil, Lavender Fine Essential Oil
- Lavandin Lavandula x intermedia essential oil
If you are ready for the Lavender of Lavender oils, then Lavender Flower CO2 is for you. Here is a recipe that you can try.
Multi purpose blend (use on blemishes, bug bites, minor scrapes, and sore muscles too!)
3 drops of Lavender Flower CO2 Lavandula angustifolia
10 mL of carrier oil or Aloe Vera Jelly
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