Botanical Name: Lavandula x intermedia
Country of Origin: France
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Herbaceous, sweet-floral scent
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Clove Bud, Clary Sage, Geranium Egyptian, Helichrysum Italicum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose Absolute, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood Australian and Vetiver.
Cautions: None known.
Lavandin essential oil, while similar to Lavender, is not a “true” lavender. It is a cross between lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) which grows at higher altitudes and spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) which grows lower on the hillsides. It has a very sweet and floral aroma similar to "true" Lavender.
When added to a carrier, Lavandin can help reduce the appearance of scarring, stretch marks and other skin issues. Lavandin also is a great oil for supporting the respiratory system, especially during times of seasonal illness. Diffuse equal parts Lavandin and Fir Needle to help congested breathing.