22 November 2008

Botanical Name
Lavandula hybrida

Origin
France

Color
Clear with a Tinge of Yellow

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin

Perfumery Note
Top/Middle

Aroma
Fresh, sweet, floral, more herbaceous than lavender

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Lavandin oil is extracted from the fresh flowering tops by steam distillation

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Linalool, Linalyl Acetate, Camphor, Borneol, Bornyl Acetate, Cineole, Lavandulol, linalool, caryophyllene, camphene, dipentene, limonene, ocimene and terpinene

Therapeutic Properties
Antidepressant, antiseptic, analgesic cicatrisant, expectorant, nervine and vulnerary

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Lavandin oil can be useful in cases of muscle stiffness and aches and pains
  • It eases the lungs and helps with coughs, colds and flu
  • Other: Abscesses, asthma, blisters, boils, burns, cuts, cystitis, dry skin, dull skin, eczema, fatigue, insect bites, irritated skin, lice, muscle aches, scabies, shock, sores, sprains, strains, vertigo, wounds
Precaution
  • Neurotoxic (toxic to the nerves)
  • Avoid in pregnancy, epilepsy and fever because of camphor content in Lavandin

Blend With
Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Jasmine, Pine, Rosemary

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