Lavandin Essential Oil, Grosso

Lavandin Essential Oil, Grosso

Lavandin Essential Oil, Grosso
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Lavandin essential oil, Grosso, France is sweet, less floral with somewhat oilier-camphor body notes compared to other Lavender oils. Camphor like notes are noticeable on the dry blotter. This is also a beautiful oil and an excellent product. It is a matter of debate, but this might be the best Lavandin available in the US market. It is imported direct from France where it is grown and distilled. The direct resourcing of this product is the result of our chemist's diligence and determination.

Name: Lavandin oil, Grosso, France
Species: Lavandula x hybrida Rev. (L. angustifolia Miller x L. latifolia Medikus)
Part: Flowering tops
Method: Steam Distillation
Class: Monoterpenol
Country: France

Lavandin oil is extracted from the flowering tops of lavandin grosso, which are botanically referred to as Lavendula intermedia. Lavandin oil has a pleasant and refreshing aroma, similar to that of lavender oil. The aroma is closer to the synthetic aromas of "lavander". Lavandin, the hybrid lavender, has different chemical and therapeutic properties but is easier to grow & is often sold as "lavender" essential oil by unscrupulous companies. True lavender requires elevations of over 1800 feet to grow. Lavandin can grow at 1000 feet or above, making it an easier crop to produce. Lavandin also grows taller than lavender, and has three flowering heads on each stem, though it otherwise looks similar.

Chemical Properties of Lavender and Lavandin: Lavender is sweet and subtle, with a rich blend of monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, esters (including linalyl acetate), non-terpene alcohols, oxides, and more. Lavandin is harsher, sharper and contains far more camphor, making it a more lasting, piercing aroma. Like lavender, it is high in linalyl acetate and linalool. Lavandin is often used in soaps, detergents, lotions and hairspray because the aroma is more lasting than that of true lavender. Both lavandin and lavender are non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing to the skin.

Although lavandin has been noted to have the same calming effect as true lavender, there is one therapeutic use for which the two should never be confused: healing burns.

Since the French scientist Réné Gatefossé accidentally discovered lavender's regenerative power after a laboratory accident, lavender has been famous for healing burns, including sunburns. Lavandin, on the other hand, worsens burns.

Lavandin grosso originated as a woody plant with blue or gray flowers formed by the crossing of two species of lavender—true lavender and spike lavender. The Lavandin plant is a native of France. Lavandin oil is extensively used in perfumery and offers numerous health benefits.

Some of the health benefits of lavandin essential oil are listed below:

* Lavandin oil is a potent analgesic. It helps relives pain, especially muscle aches.
* Lavandin is also an antiseptic agent. It can be applied on cuts and bruises to prevent microbial infection and it also promotes blood clotting, thereby healing wounds quickly.
* It also helps in relieving some of the affliction of the skin including dermatitis and psoriasis.
* This oil is also a powerful expectorant. It helps relieve mucus in the respiratory tract, thereby curing coughs and colds.
* Lavandin Oil boosts self esteem, confidence, hope and mental strength and efficiently fights depression. This can be very helpful to drive away depression for those who are suffering from depression due to failure in career or love, insecurity, loneliness, stagnation, someone’s death or any other reason. This also relieves anxiety. Being an anti depressant, it can be systematically administered to patients of acute depression who are undergoing rehabilitation.

A Few Words of Caution: Although there are no known adverse side effects, still it should be avoided during pregnancy. It is non-irritating, non-toxic and non-sensitizing.

Lavandin Essential Oil blends well with essential oils of Bergamot, Citronella, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Pine, Jasmine, Thyme and Patchouli.
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