[Part 2] Why does this Lavender Essential Oil smell different than that one?!
In [Part 1] of this series we established that there is indeed a scent difference in some lavender essential oils, but why is that?
After researching lavender essential over for hours, I complied 5 main reasons why lavender essential oils smell differently.
1 Plant Species
While there are over 30 species of lavender, there are 3 common ones that are used to distill essential oil:
lavandula angustifolis (which is the most common type)
2 The country of Origin
Lavender is grown commercially in several countries, but I found the top 4 countries to be:
Both French and Bulgarian lavender have a sweeter, more floral scent, while South African and Spanish lavender have a more camphorous scent.
3 The crop's environment
The scent of lavender essential oil is affected by the quality of the lavender crop it is distilled from. And the quality of the lavender crop is affected by different several factors, including:
4 The harvest
5 The Distillation Process