Essential oil starting to come over in our distillation workshop at the farm in July 2012
We’re super excited to announce that our 2012 distillation of our Lavandula intermedia
essential oil is available online at the Apothecary Shoppe:
– 5-ml Lavandin Lavandula intermedia essential oil from Sherwood Lavender Farm
– 10-ml Lavandin Lavandula intermedia essential oil from Sherwood Lavender Farm
Plus, use the code Sherwood12 at checkout for free ground shipping of your Apothecary Shoppe order for $25 or more when you include our Lavandula intermedia essential oil in your selections!!!
We have very limited quantities available and we’ll post a notice when its sold out. We don’t substitute imported oil when we sell out folks! We will also have limited quantities of honey available shortly!
Want to know more about Lavandin Essential Oil?
Remember that Lavandin Lavandula intermedia essential oil is from a hybrid cross of true lavender Lavandula angustifolia and spike lavender Lavandula spica. Different varieties have different aromas, with our varieties (grosso, abrialis) bred for essential oil production.
It is not interchangeable for true Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia essential oil for use on burns. The two smell very similar to most folks, but Lavandin is higher in camphor, making it wonderful for respiratory health in a winter blends. It also repels moths and I’ve had success using it on insect bites. Do not use it on burns, as it does not contain the active constituent Linalyl acetate, found in Lavandula angustifolia, that helps burns.
Mind Green describes Lavandin as “Fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous” in the book Natural Perfumes and it is a favorite oil of Aromatherapy Expert (and my own dear Mum!) Dorene Petersen, Chair of the Aromatherapy Registration Council and President of ACHS.edu. It is considered a top to middle note, so can be used to make up the bulk of an essential oil blend and blends well with bergamot, cinnamon, cypress, clary sage, geranium, lime, mandarin, patchouli, pine, rosemary, and thyme.
Thank you so much in advance for supporting our small local lavender farm!!!