Essential Oil Profile: Lavandin or Lavender Sweet


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.


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





Essential Oil Profile: Lavender


Latin Name: Lavandula vera, Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Part: Flowers/Buds, leaves

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Wood, Fire. Lavender Spike (Lavandula latifolia) is also Metal.

Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, ketone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene

Type: Relaxing, balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vatta, Pitta, Kapha

Scent: Floral, crisp, sweet, herbaceous, slightly champhorous

For Skin Type: Oily, Normal, Dry, Mature, Acne

Cautions: Not during first trimester

Physical Uses: Insomnia, allergies, cuts, burns, bruise, sunburn, insect bites, colds, flu, cough, muscle pain, candida, menstrual/stomach cramps, headache, migraine, blemish, rash, itching, rheumatism, stretch marks, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, normalizes blood sugar, treats infected hair folicles.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Depression, tension, stress, anxiety, restlessness, PMS, hyperactivity

Other Uses: Children, seniors, insect repellent, primary first aid, cleansing

Blends Well With: Flower, Leaf, Needle, Peel

Possible Substitutions: Lavandin

Lavender Lovers


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 1999-2010.

Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, 3,35,55,75-76,113, 116, 122.