Lavandin Essential Oil
Latin name Lavandula x intermedia – Family species Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Lavandin oil is from a plant that is a cross between True Lavender and Spike Lavender. Synonyms include Lavandula hybrida, L. hortensis, and Bastard Lavender. Lavandin oil’s uses are said to be similar to lavender, however its scent is sharper and more distinct than lavender.
“Because of its camphor content, it is a good oil for muscular, respiratory and circulatory problems which can be helped by camphor, and is the preferred oil of the two [Lavandin over Lavender].” –Shirley Price’s Aromatherapy Workbook
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Colorless (clear) to pale yellow
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – herby woody undertone, fresh camphory top note
Perfume Aroma – Middle / top note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Plant
Parts Used – Flowering tops
Countries of Origin – France, Spain, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Argentina
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Known Chemical Constituents
Linalyl acetate, linalol, cineol, camphene, pinene
Uses of Lavandin
Lavandin is used as a fragrance in perfumery, soaps, detergents, room sprays and deodorizers, hair products, toiletries, and cleaning products. Also used in aromatherapy applications, and as a commercial flavoring in foods and alcoholic and soft drinks.
Lavandin blends well with
- cinnamon leaf
- clary sage
- clove bud
- sweet orange
It is said that Lavandin oil should not be used if pregnant, and that it should also be avoided if one has low blood pressure.
* See Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
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