Latin name: Lavandula x intermedia (‘Super’ and ‘Abrialis’)
Synonyms: Bastard lavender, L. hybrida
Extraction: Distillation of the flowering tops
Origin: Europe, mainly France and Spain
Plant characteristics: A hybrid plant developed by crossing true lavender with spice lavender or aspic. It is larger than true lavender with woody stems and purple-blue flowers, which are abundant. It is mainly cultivated in France and Spain.
Lavandin Abrial Essential Oil characteristics: A pale yellow liquid with a fresh camphorous, floral scent
Traditional use: Lavandin does not have a long history, but has been used for the last 60 years as a substitute for true lavender
Lavandin Abrial Essential Oil blends well with: Cypress, Clary Sage, Pine, Patchouli and Rosemary.
Cautions and comments: There are no known contra-indications. Because lavandin is therapeutically different to lavender, the two should not be confused.
Main chemical constituents: Alcohols (>48%), Esters (25%), depending on the quality of the hybrid
How to Use
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.