Lavandin Essential Oil
Lavandula abrialis / Lavandin Abrialis, Lavandula intermedia / Lavandula hybrida / Lavandin Grosso, Lavandin Super
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender with a slightly camphorous quality.
Lavandin Essential Oil Uses
Lavandin offers many of the same uses as True Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) but tends to be higher in camphor. Therefore, it can be a bit more stimulating than Lavender. Lavandin is a better choice for use for applications intended for respiratory, circulatory and muscular conditions.
Source: Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 120.
Varies somewhat between the hybrid species but Linalool, Linalyl acetate, Camphor and 1,8-Cineole are generally the constituents composing the largest percentage of these hybrid oils. Check with your supplier for specific chemical composition. Tisserand and Young's profile gives examples for Lavandin Abrialis, Lavandin Grosso and Lavandin Super. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325.]
Lavandin Essential Oil Safety Information
Tisserand and Young indicate that these hybrid oils may inhibit blood clotting and pose a drug interaction hazard. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 325.]
General Safety Information
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