Lavandula angustifolia x Lavandula latifolia
Applied to the skin or through massage
Inhalation or Diffusion
Orale Route: inappropriate and prohibited
This hybrid of true and spike lavender grows at low altitude.
It is cultivated in France, Italy and Spain. As a general rule and depending on the variety, the yield of hybrid lavenders may be up to ten times higher than that of true lavender.
Main aromatic molecules
Monoterpenols (linalool), terpene esters (linalyl acetate), monoterpene ketones (camphor), terpene oxides (1,8-cineol or eucalyptol).
2 to 3 kg of essential oil from 100 kg of plants.
1 ml -> 29 drops
(dose calculated for a dropper calibrated according to the European Pharmacopoeia).
MAIN PROPERTIES OF THE ESSENTIAL OIL
It is mainly relaxing, spasmolytic and muscle relaxant. As such, super lavender is a choice ally to relieve stress, contractures and cramps, particularly as it possesses local analgesic and anaesthetic properties. It is also an effective skin anti-infectious agent.
Excerpts from the book « Aromatherapia – Tout sur les huiles essentielles », by Isabelle Pacchioni. Aroma Thera Editions.