Lavandin Essential Oil

About the plant

Common Names Lavandin
Latin Name Lavandula x intermedia, Lanvadula hybrida
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Plant Detail Lavandin is a hybrid of two types of lavenders: Lanvadula augustifolia (female) x Lavandula latifolia (male)

Lavandin is a shrub that can reach 1-meter-tall and the growth takes place between 0 and 800-meter altitude compared to real lavender that grows up over 800-meter altitude.

About the Lavandin Essential Oil

Origin France, Spain
Part Used Flower
Extraction Method Steam Distillation
Production 100kg of plant to produce 2-3 kg

Our expert Docteur Françoise Couic Marinier tells you all about essential oils.

Frequently confused with its cousin, Lavender Oil, Lavandin Oil has a multitude of benefits in its own right. Often considered to be more potent in aromatherapy, Lavandin Essential Oil is great for your mind body and health.

Here’s all you need to know about Lavandin Oil and how to incorporate it into your daily rituals.

Where does Lavandin Essential Oil come from?

Native to France, Lavandin is larger than its cousin, Lavender, with longer, more pointed flower spikes in gorgeous purple hues.

Lavandin Essential Oil is obtained through a process of steam distillation, deriving from the stalks and flowers.

History of Lavandin Essential Oil

  • A speedy saviour: Lavandin was once used by hunters to quickly neutralise venom when snakes bit their dogs.
  • A happy accident: Lavandin is, in fact, a hybrid plant. Developed in the 1900s, it consists of true lavender crossed with spike lavender.
  • French lavender: Lavandin is commonly referred to as ‘French Lavender’, because it was historically developed for the French perfume industry.

Facts about Lavandin Essential Oil

  • Lavender Vs. Lavandin: One of the key elements that differentiates Lavandin Oil from Lavender Oil is it contains a much higher percentage of camphor.

    While Lavender Oil contains 0-0.6% camphor, Lavandin Oil contains 6-10%. This makes it a far more powerful expectorant, as well as giving it a stronger, more pungent scent.

  • Take care: Unlike a few of its botanical cousins, Lavandin Essential Oil is not recommended for use on burns due to its potency. Although it can be used topically, it could potentially exacerbate this skin problem.
  • A prosperous oil: Lavandin grows in abundance and produces a high yield. In fact, 1 hectare of the plant produces 100 kg of Lavandin Essential Oil.This is a significant amount in comparison to Lavender, which produces only 15 kg of essential oil from 1 hectare.

Adopt the intoxicating and potent Lavandin Essential Oil into your daily rituals and reignite your health, skin and mind.