GENERAL INFORMATION FOR LAVANDIN ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL:
Lavandin organic essential oil was created in France around 1900 by crossing lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) with spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia).
Today lavandin is grown extensively throughout France. The plant is a little larger than lavender and develops greyish-blue flowers.
The uses for Lavandin organic essential oil are essentially identical as the uses for lavender. The only real difference is that lavandin has a higher camphor content and a sharper, more intense aroma.
A typical lavender usually has a camphor level around 0% – .6%. Lavandin organic essential oil usually has a camphor level between 6% – 10%.
Because of the high camphor level, lavandin has a bit of a medicinal aroma when lavender has more of a floral and more delicate aroma.
About twice as much lavandin is grown compared to lavender. For this reason, lavandin organic essential oil is less expensive compared to lavender.
Some companies selling essential oils will cheat and mix their lavender with lavandin in order to cut costs, but advertise their lavender as lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia). The customer never knows that a less expensive plant was used to create the lavender essential oil.
What is camphor? Camphor is a chemical that is excellent at clearing congestion, and also makes an effective bug spray.
Because of the extra camphor, lavandin organic essential oil is better at freshening and deodorizing rooms compared to lavender.
The down side is that camphor can cause skin sensitization and can produce allergic reactions if applied to the skin undiluted.
Lavender can be used to relieve pain from severe burns where lavandin on the other hand will cause more harm because of the high camphor content.
Lavandin organic essential oil is often used in soaps, detergents, lotions and hairspray because the aroma typically lasts longer compared to true lavender.
This organic essential oil, along with all our other organic essential oils, meet or exceed the standards to be labeled as organic. Our lavandin was steam distilled from the organic leaves and flowers of pesticide-free plants and not chemically extracted nor artificially created.
Aroma plays a vital role in uplifting the body and mind. Diffusing lavandin can increase the activity of the body’s most powerful antioxidants – glutathione, catalase and SOD. Some people claim that lavandin helps to reduce anxiety levels. Also it has been used to help reduce depression. Lavandin makes an excellent room deodorizer.
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF LAVANDIN ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OIL:
Analgesic, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antivenomous, calmative, cicatrizing, cytophylactic, sedative, soporific, spasmolytic, vulnerary.
Lavandula Hybrida Grosso.
METHOD OF EXTRACTION:
Middle to top.
The aroma from Lavandin organic essential oil floral, fresh and herbaceous with a moderately strong camphor smell, giving it a distinctive medicinal aroma. When blending with other aromas, use very little lavandin since it can overpower many other essential oils.
BLENDS WELL WITH:
Bergamot, cedarwood, cinnamon, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper berry, lemon, lemon grass, mandarin, orange (sweet), petitgrain, pine, rosemary, peppermint, spearmint, spruce, tangerine, tea tree, valerian, vetiver, yarrow.
LAVANDIN ESSENTIAL OIL RECIPES:
Here are a few blends you can try with our organic lavandin essential oil. These amounts are for a diffuser in the 100 – 200 ml capacity. Refer to our diffusing guidelines or your instruction manuals to adjust the amount you use for your particular size of diffuser by either adding or decreasing the drops depends on your diffuser capacity.
- 2 drops Lavandin
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 2 drops Lemon
- 3 drops Lavandin
- 3 drops Orange
- 3 drops Frankincesne
- 3 drops Lavandin
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 2 drop Vetiver
- 3 drops Lavandin
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 3 drops Peppermint
Because of its high camphor content, lavandin should be avoided during pregnancy. Can cause skin sensitization and allergic reactions if used on the skin undiluted.
General Essential Oil Guidelines:
- Do not take internally unless directed by a medical professional.
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas, or mucous membranes.
- Do not apply undiluted to skin.
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a medical professional.
- Keep essential oils from, and out of reach of children.
- If you are experiencing adverse side effects, stop using immediately.
- The information on this website is not intended to be used in the diagnoses, treatment, or mitigation of any physical or mental illness.
- The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. For possible treatments of physical or mental diseases, please seek a trained and licensed health professional. Enchanted Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse side effects resulting from the use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from following historical uses of essential oils.