Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the flowering tops
Lavender High Altitude Essential Oil is a very pale yellow oil with a sweet, floral, warm, fresh aroma. The smell is significantly different from Spike lavender and marginally different from lavandin.
It is a hardy herb that has a delicate purple-blue flower in spring and summer. It is not to be confused with larger cross-breeds of the lavender family, such as spike or lavandin, as it does not have the same essential oil properties, or appearance, being much smaller and less spectacular. Common to Europe, the flower from this plant yields one of aromatherapy’s favorite essential oils.