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Lavandin Essential Oil

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Description

This classic essential oil will inevitably become one of our most popular with its garden-fresh bouquet and Lavender notes. With an aroma that is sharper than other Lavender plant ‘cousins’ it is ideal for use in soaps, salves, fragrant perfumes and uplifting body massage oils.

 

Lavandin is a hybrid of True and Spike Lavenders. True Lavender Lavandula angustifolia yields an essential oil with sweeter top-notes, whereas Lavandin, (Lavandula × intermedia and also known as Dutch Lavender), contains higher levels of camphorous terpenes, adding sharper top-notes to the aroma. There are a wide variety of Lavandin varietals; this one is among the most popular.

 

The Lavandin's are widely cultivated for commercial use, since their flowers tend to be bigger than those of English Lavender and the plants tend to be easier to harvest, but Lavandin oil is regarded by some to be of a more base-quality than that of English Lavender, with a perfume less sweet. On the commercial market, Lavandin is typically used in the detergent, soap and body care industries as it is a bit less costly than alternatives. It yields a high amount of essential oil due to a larger flower stalk, and is less complex in its chemistry than Lavender.

Details

Botanical Name: Lavandula x intermedia

Origin: France

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Flowering Tops

Note: Middle - Top

Family: Lamiaceae

Blends Well With: Rosemary, Pine, Clary Sage and other herbs

Aroma: Floral, slightly sweet, with a powdery Lavender aroma

Consistency: Thin

Color: Clear

Reports
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Lavandin grosso batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Lavandula hybrida. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

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Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician.


OK For Kids: 2+


Kids Max Dilution: 1%


Shelf Life: 3-5 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.


REED DIFFUSER: Take a glass vase, any size, and decorate it using paint, ribbon or other embellishments. Combine 1 cup Jojoba oil with 100 drops Lavandin (or 5 ml). Fill the vase halfway with the mixture and add in rattan reeds. Enjoy creative and natural diffusion.
BATH SALT: Combine ½ cup Pomegranate Seed carrier oil, 12 drops Lavandin, 6 drops Eucalyptus Smithii and 6 drops Neroli. Stir into 1 cup of pink Himalayan salt and transfer to a jar for storage. Use a spoon to scoop into bath. Avoid getting product wet to prevent contamination.
SKIN: For skin issues such as bruising, scarring or stretch marks, apply a mixture of 1 tsp of Evening Primrose or Rosehip and 3 drops Lavandin. Use daily, 1-2 times a day.

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