Lavandin Essential Oil
Lavandin is a cross between Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) and Lavandula latifolia (Spike Lavender.) It is a round shrub with stems that have gray-green leaves covered in fine silvery gray hairs with light blue/violet flowers.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Flowering Tops
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Lavandin is also available as Lavandin Grosso and is related to Lavender and Spike Lavender.
- Chemistry: Lavandin is comprised of monoterpene alcohols (linalool), oxides/ethers (1,8 cineole), esters (linalyl acetate) and ketones (camphor).
- Skin: used for wound healing and skin infections, allergic reactions, or sores
- Musculoskeletal: relieves muscular stiffness
- Reproductive: reduces the impact of menstrual cramps
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support, backaches, leg cramps, carpal tunnel, and stiffness
- Respiratory: supports the respiratory system for ailments like bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, and the flu
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus, Heart, and Third Eye Chakras focusing on balancing love and relationships in addition to higher levels of consciousness
- Scent Profile: Mid note that is floral, herbaceous, and camphoraceous
- Longevity: The aroma of Lavandin can last up to 206 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Neroli, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary ct camphor, Rosemary ct verbenone, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spike Lavender, Tangerine, Thyme ct linalool, Virginia Cedarwood
- According to Tisserand & Young: Lavandin poses a moderate risk of skin sensitization.
- It has potential drug interactions and may inhibit blood clotting.
- Oral Caution: avoid taking internally with anticoagulant medication, major surgery, peptic ulcer, hemophilia, or other bleeding disorders.
Products Using Lavandin Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.