Lavandin: Lavandula ×intermedia
Why lavandin? Lavandin essential oil has a similar aroma to true lavender—a soft and sweet floral-herbaceous, and refreshing aroma with a pleasant, balsamic-woody undertone. With a slightly stronger woody aroma, lavandin oil has increased in desirability for inclusion in soaps. Not to be confused with lavender Lavandula angustifolia, lavandin L. ×intermedia is a hybrid of the lavender plant, and it can produce different effects from L. angustifolia.
Quality Assured: Our organic lavandin essential oil is responsibly sourced from the USA. The essential oil is steam distilled from the flower stalks and flowers of the lavandin hybrid flower. Every batch of oil is produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Wellness Support: Not to be confused with lavender Lavandula angustifolia, lavandin L. ×intermedia is a hybrid of the lavender plant. Lavandin essential oil has many wonderful uses and can discourage insects, add a fresh and floral aroma to soaps and detergents, and create a sweet, floral ambiance. It’s interesting to note that while lavender L. angustifolia essential oil is known for creating a calming atmosphere, lavandin L. ×intermedia essential oil can have the opposite effect, producing an uplifting and stimulating ambiance. Do not use lavandin essential oil on burns. Lavandin will worsen burns.
Regulatory Status: Lavandin essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Lavandin: Create the ambiance of a blooming lavender field by blending the floral and happy aroma of lavandin with
clove bud Syzygium aromaticum
bay Laurus nobilis
cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum
geranium Pelargonium graveolens
pine Pinus sylvestris
thyme Thymus vulgaris
BREATHE FREE FORMULA:
Lavandin Lavandula ×intermedia oil: 8 drops
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone oil: 8 drops
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus smithii oil: 5 drops
Tea tree Australia Melaleuca alternifolia oil: 5 drops
Peppermint Mentha ×piperita oil: 4 drops
Drop the oils into a bowl of hot water and mix. Place the bowl close to a heat source (a radiator, heater or fireplace work well) or in a diffuser. At the same time, soak a washcloth in the bowl, wring out and place on the chest. This formula can also be dropped onto cotton balls and placed between the pillow and pillowslip.