This particular species of lavender is found in the mid-high altitudes of the French Alps. It is grown from seed and not cultivated via clone from cuttings to ensure the purity of each harvest. The yield of oil is low but they are known to be of the highest quality and aroma amongst other species of lavender.
It was discovered that lavender had been used together in the mummification process in ancient Egypt over 2500 years ago. The archaeologists that unearthed the tombs had found lavender to be amongst the mummies.