|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.|
|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.|
|Blends well with||Cypress, clary-sage, pine, patchouli and rosemary essential oils.|
|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.