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

Applications and Uses

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

Precautions / Contraindications

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 also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.

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