Latin name: Lavandula hybrida or Lavandula burnatii
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: Flower
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.
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.