French Lavender: From the fields of Southern France, lavender is grown in the wild.
Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the flowering tops. It is highly regarded for its relaxing, calming and soothing properties.
French lavender has a more intense aroma than other lavender varieties. French Vanilla softens this fragrance and is known for its calming properties.
The vanilla pods are picked and then placed on trays and left to ferment. When the pods (or beans) turn brown, they become very fragrant.
The best quality beans accumulate white Vanillin crystals on their shells exterior.