Lavandin Grosso Oil
The essential oil of Lavandin is mainly concentrated on the calyces of its blossoms but can be found throughout the flower head. France has been the country that has promoted its use and cultivation, and Spain, seeing that it could adapt it well in certain plateaus, is promoting it. Its essence is very appreciated in perfumery for its wild notes and its lower cost than that of lavender.
In aromatherapy, Lavandin was initially disregarded as a therapeutically mediocre oil compared to True Lavender. Indeed, due to its higher percentage of Camphor, the therapeutic applications of Lavandin Essential Oil do not display the same versatility and gentleness that is associated with Lavender Essential Oil. For instance, Lavandin Essential Oil should not be used as a remedy for burns as it can worsen symptoms of irritation. In addition, the sedative and relaxing qualities seen in Lavender Essential Oil are not as evident in Lavandin Essential Oil due to the presence of more energizing constituents such as 1,8-Cineole, which likely counteract the calming effects of Linalool and Linalyl Acetate.
In household care, Lavandin Essential Oil can also be used to help freshen up laundry and other fabrics such as cushions, couches, and carpets. To keep clothes smelling delightfully clean, add a few drops of Lavandin Essential Oil to your liquid laundry detergent or fabric softener and run your washing machine cycle as usual. Due to its strong yet Lavender-like scent, Lavandin is preferred in many body care and personal hygiene products such as soap, shaving creams, and body lotions. When used by itself or combined with other synthetic or natural fragrances, it can provide a pleasant and naturally refreshing aroma