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Lavender Stoechade Essential Oil

A maritime variety with dark purple flowers, which appear to have large wings at the end of each spike, giving it the pretty name of Butterfly Lavender. It grows in clumps and has a rather pungent smell. Until the Middle Ages, only this species was called "lavender", the others were called "aspic". Its essential oil, beyond its herbaceous and penetrating scent, reveals some notes of lavender.

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Quality Botanical family: Lamiaceae Latin name: Lavandula stoechas L. Other names: Cotton Lavender, Butterfly Lavender, Tussock Lavender, Lavender of the Isles of Hyères, Maures Lavender Origin: Portugal Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control Distilled part: Flowering tops Production process: Steam distillation Quality: 100% pure, natural and chemotyped Olfactory notes: pungent, camphorated, herbaceous, light notes of lavender Main constituents Ketones: fenchone (46%), borneone (camphor 12%) Oxides: 1.8 cineole (15%) Monoterpenes and monoterpenols Our opinion The perfect example of a technical essential oil, with a very particular use. To be used with caution. You can appreciate its aroma...or not. Precautions for use Potentially neurotoxic and abortive essential oil. Strictly contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, children under 6 years of age, people with epilepsy or a history of convulsions, and people with heart problems. For external use only and for a short period of time. Risk of allergy (limonene): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use). Avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Store away from heat and light.

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