Latin Name: Lavandula x intermedia
Common Name: Lavandin (aka French Lavender, Dutch Lavender)
Botanical Name: Lavandula x intermedia (synonymous with Lavandula hybrida, Lavandula hortensis)
Botany: A flowering plant with dark blue flowers that grows in the Southern Europe area.
History: Lavandin is a hybrid of Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) and True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). It is also known as French Lavender since France is where most of the material is cultivated.
Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed
Fragrance: Floral, lavender-like, sweet, herbaceous
Color of Oil: Clear with a tinge of yellow
Note: Middle Note
Blends well with: Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clovebud, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Oregano. Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme
Therapeutic Benefits - Mind: Lavandin is relaxing and uplifting. It dispels nervous tension and stress.
Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Lavandin is analgesic and antibacterial. It helps dermatitis, wounds, scars, dermatitis, sinusitis, scabies, and headaches. Lavandin increases the blood flow and stops bleeding. It is also used for muscle pains, arthritis, and rheumatism. Lavandin can be used as a disinfectant.
Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Lavandin is used for finding patience with oneself.
Chemical Constituents: camphor, lavandulyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate
Common Adulterants: Rarely adulterated
Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.
Color Energy: Purple - Relaxing