Lavandin is a hybrid plant developed by crossing True Lavender (L. angustifolia) with Spike Lavender (L. latifolia). Initially it grew wild in the valleys of France and was naturally formed when bees carried pollen from higher altitudes, where True Lavender is grown, to the lower altitudes, where Spike Lavender is found.
– In the late 1920s wild Lavandin was propagated by growers who noted that the crop yield was up to 5 times greater relative to True Lavender, and turned out to be an economical alternative to Lavender.
– Lavandin Grosso, introduced by Pierre Grosso in the early 1970s, remains the most popular Lavandin variety for commercial cultivation due to its resistance to disease compared to Abrialis and Super varieties.
– Fresh camphoraceous topnote and a woody herbaceous undertone but still has light, underlying touches of Lavender’s sweet-floral scent.
🏠 Its deodorizing aroma makes it popular in soaps, detergents, room sprays, hair preparations and industrial perfumes
🌱 Popular choice for all-natural, vegan, and eco-friendly household products
🍽 Used as a flavor ingredient in most major food categories
🔮 Aromatherapy: good for respiratory, circulatory or muscular conditions
🛢 Natural source of linalool and linalyl acetate
Lavandin Oil blends well with Clove, Cinnamon, Citronella, Cypress, Geranium, Patchouli and citrus oils, especially with Bergamot and Lime.