Essential Oil Profile: Lavandin or Lavender Sweet

Lavandin

Latin name: Lavandula hybrida or Lavandula burnatii

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flower

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note:Top/Middle Element: Wood, Fire, Metal

Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, oxide, ketone

Type: Relaxing (not as relaxing as true lavender)

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pitta, Kapha ( a better choice for Kapha than true lavender)

Scent: Fresh, clean, crisp, sweet, floral, slightly camphorous, herbaceaous.

For Skin Type: Oily, normal, dry

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not with epilepsy.

Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cough, relaxing for heart patients, sore muscles and joints, menstrual cramps, headaches,

Mental/Emotional Uses: Refreshing, depression, stress, anxiety, PMS/PMT

Other Uses: cleaning, freshen sheets, environmental fragranceing , perfumery, cost is less than Lavender, scenting soaps, reppelles insects.

Blends Well With: Leaves, flowers, citrus, needles

Possible Substitutions: Lavender (Lavandula vera) or Lavender Spike (Lavandula latifolia). Lavandin is a natural hybrid from Lavender and Lavender Spike.

References:

Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.

https://www.medical-and-lab-supplies.com/blog/lavandin-essential-oil-its-uses-and-benefits/

https://www.aromaweb.com/essential-oils/lavandin-oil.asp

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/

 

 

 

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