People love Lavender! I am constantly selling out of my Lavender goat's milk soap, Lavender lotion bars, Healing Hands and Feet Balm, and even Lavender Lip Balms! But there are lots of types of essential Lavender oils and I use many of them in my personal care products! People often hear me say the type of Lavender Essential Oil that is in each of my products, like, French, Bulgarian or Lavandin. What's the Difference between all these Lavenders?
Lavandin is a natural hybrid of other Lavenders, and is a type of Lavender like French, or English or Bulgarian. This hybrid plant was produced via the cross-pollination of the Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (also known as 'English Lavender') and Lavandula latifolia (also known as 'Spike Lavender' or 'Portuguese Lavender'). In the rolling hillsides of the French mountains, the Lavandin plant was naturally formed when the bees carried pollen from the higher altitudes, where True Lavender is grown, to the lower altitudes, where Spike Lavender is found. Due to the unique benefits of Lavandin for the perfumery and cosmetics sector, the cultivation of Lavandin was quickly commercialized.
Lavandin Essential Oil displays its own distinctive benefits and rich characteristics. It has a bright and intense aroma, with a fragrance body that is a bit more herbaceous and camphoraceous but still has light, underlying touches of Lavender's sweet-floral scent. Lavandin can be said to combine the freshness of True Lavender with the camphor tones of Spike; indeed, many aromatherapists note that the fragrance itself is a hybridization of the two Lavender varieties, falling somewhere in between the two aromas. Overall, like most other top notes, it can be described as a clean, refreshing, and relaxing scent! Lavandin oil blends perfectly with essential oils of Bergamot, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Pine, Peppermint, Thyme and Patchouli. If you like Lavender, Linda's Healthy Living is for you!