Did you know that according to Steffen Arctander in his book Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, Lavandin essential oil was unknown until the late 1920’s?  Today it is one of the most largely used perfume oils extracted from nature.  He says: Lavandin oil is used for its fresh, refreshing notes, and is often used in very high concentration in the perfume formula. For detergent perfumes, liquid cleaners, dishwasher liquids, etc. this oil gives excellent results and does not need strong fixation. 

Guenther in his Volume III of The Essential Oils says: From spike lavender, lavandin has inherited a hardiness superior to that of the more delicate lavender. When one looks at its chemical composition, oil of lavandin has a much lower ester content than the oil of lavender, but contains some cineole, and hence possesses a somewhat harsher and more pungent odor than does lavender oil. 

You can read more about Lavandin essential oil here;  as well as a comparison between Lavender vs Lavandin vs Spike Lavender here.


Latin Binomial: (Lavandula x intermedia)

Essential Oil: A pale yellow to colorless essential oil.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part Used:  Flowering Tops
Yield: Approximately 1 – 2%

Aroma:  Sharper and more camphorous than true lavender.
Odour intensity:  Medium
Perfume Note:  Middle
Blends well with:  Bay laurel, cedarwood, citrus, clove, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, cypress, geranium, petitgrain, pine, geranium, thyme, patchouli and rosemary.
Perfume Key Qualities: Uplifting, refreshing and head clearing.

Cautions:  Moderate risk of skin sensitization.  Maximum dermal use level 0.03%/  Avoid in first trimester of pregnancy.


Lavandin has antiseptic, antidepressant, analgesic, vulnerary, expectorant, cicatrizant, nervine, antispasmodic and stimulant properties.


Lavandin can be used for clearing energy and as a psychic proctor.  Primarily it is an energetic purifier and provides an energy boost for sluggish individuals.

  • Chakra: Heart
  • TCM Meridian: Lung and Liver.
  • Ayurveda Doscha: Balances Pitta, decreases Kapha and has no effect on Vata.
  • Animal Connection: Shark
  • Crystal: Chevron Amethyst.
  • Color:Violet
  • Numerology: Lavandin 3, Lavandula x intermedia
Steffen Arctander, Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960
Tony Burfield, Natural Aromatic Materials – Odours & Origins, 2000
Ernst Guenther, The Essential Oil, Vol V, 1948 reprinted 1972
Beverley Hawkins, Essential Oils and Carriers, Aromatherapy 101, Aromatherapy 201, Aromatherapy 301, 1999-2020
Dr Light & Dr Bryan Miller, Ayurveda & Aromatherapy, Lotus Press, 1005
Tisserand and Young, 2nd Edition Essential Oil Safety, 2014
Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition, New World Library, Novato, California, 1991, 2016