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The alluring aroma of pure True Lavender has wafted through the finest homes in human history. It was used in ancient Egyptian perfumes and incense, and strewn over the stone floors of Royal Medieval castles as a disinfectant and deodorant. Lavender's praises have been sung by troubadour poets in the Renaissance, and by Shakespeare in Elizabethan England. Today, True Lavender essential oil is a highly sought after component of many aromatherapy blends.

True Lavender's unique aroma is herbaceous and fresh, yet sweet, subtle and floral: a perfect balance of relaxing and uplifting characteristics. In fact, according to aromatherapists, the balancing, soul-centering attribute is True Lavender's most prevalently described aromatherapeutic benefit. Since it has many healing uses, True Lavender has been called the "Swiss Army knife" of the Essential Oil pantheon. True Lavender is an adaptogen, and therefore can assist the body when adapting to stress or imbalances. It is a great aid for relaxing and winding down before bedtime, yet it also has the balancing, grounding, and focusing properties that can also boost stamina and energy. Therapeutic-grade True Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations, including reducing the appearance of cold sores.

Christopher Radko's Hudson Organics Organic True Lavender essential oil contains up to 40% linalyl acetate and 30% linalol. Linalol is a terpene alcohol that is non-toxic to the human organism, yet naturally germicidal and anti-viral. Linalyl acetate has a pleasant, sweet fruity-floral aroma. The combination of being antimicrobial and sweet-scented is the key to lavender's effectiveness in cosmetic and aromatherapeutic preparations.

True Lavender essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering tops of Lavendula officinalis, also known botanically as Lavendula angustifolia or Lavendula vera. The lavender plant is native to the rocky slopes that front the Mediterranean Sea. Centuries of cultivation in the Grasse region of southern France have produced some of the most highly developed forms of lavender plant. True Lavender still grows wild in the mountains of Provence. Christopher Radko's Hudson Organics own field grown blend is a blend of wild-crafted and sourced Lavendula angustifolia seeds from both France and England.

Lavender essential oil is fresh and floral, with a fleeting light fruity tone, gradually becoming more floral-herbaceous and balsamic-woody but maintaining its sweetness and pleasantness. Since it is considered a "dry" oil, True Lavender is not very tenacious. When it dries out, it leaves behind a faint, sweet-herbaceous aroma. Unlike mass -produced and artificial types, True lavender oil isn't overly sharp, herbaceous, penetrating or camphoraceous. Historically, True lavender has been blended with uplifting citrus top notes, and strong woody base notes of rosemary, cedar, or allspice for a balancing, dynamically unisex cologne. This was a popular scent in Tudor times, and again in Napoleon's day. This timeless tradition remains core to the appeal of Wild Lavender by Christopher Radko.

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Some species related to True Lavender produce oils that are mass produced for lower grade products. The Lavandin plant (Lavendula hybrida) is a hybrid discovered in the 1920's. Though it is not considered a perfume or medicinal grade source of oil, the plant does produce about four times the amount of oil that True Lavender produces, hence its popularity for the mass market. Lavandin is sterile (it can not produce seeds - which tells you what Mother Nature thinks of it), so it had been cloned and is often passed off as "True" Lavender to the unwary consumer. Harsh Lavandin oil has a sharp camphoraceous (metholated) edge, and is most often used in cheaper cosmetics, detergents and floor cleaners. Christopher Radko's Hudson Organics Wild Lavender collection only uses True Lavender, just as the Ancients including Cleopatra and Alexander the Great would have enjoyed.


 


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World of Lavender

 

World of Lavender

 

World of Lavender