The culture of lavender is an ancestral know-how. Its evolution was essentially translated by a mechanization and an industrialization of the production.
Lavender and lavandin are planted in straight furrows, which shape the emblematic landscapes of Provence. Harvesting is carried out by machines of varying size depending on the type and destination of the product. The essential oil is then obtained by steam distillation (still).
Some distilleries welcome the public to discover this know-how.
To learn more about distillation
- Definition, history, process, diagram… Find out more here.
- Discover all the steps of the distillation process.
The essential oil of lavender
- Theessential oil of lavender: composition, process…
- Discover the guide to lavender essential oils.
Lavender is used in perfumery (both in perfumes and in household products such as soap or detergents), but also in aromatherapy, decoration and culinary applications, honey and nougat. It can take very different shapes and colors
The different uses of lavender :
- in aromatherapy
- in the kitchen
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