From Lavender to Lavandin: The Benefits & Uses of Organic Lavandin Essential Oil

Look at the ingredients list of a product that uses organic essential oils and you might just see organic lavandin essential oil lurking in there. Don’t be fooled into thinking this word is just a misspelling of lavender – they’re from the same family and share several properties, but are definitely two distinct plants. Lavandin is a hybrid of true lavender and spike lavender, which results in a bigger plant with a bigger flower yield. Now that you know what exactly lavandin is, you might be wondering how organic lavandin essential oil can benefit you. Read on to learn how this potent plant can benefit your beauty routine!

Skin Care

Organic lavandin essential oil is found in a variety of beauty products and for good reason! The organic essential oil’s active ingredients, linalool, linalyl acetate, camphor and cineol, are highly effective and are known for their soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. When combined in a skin care formula, organic lavandin essential oil helps contribute to an anti-aging effect by regenerating and improving the skin’s firmness. That is why the Garnier Organics range uses organic lavandin essential oil in their anti-aging skincare products; Regenerating Lavandin Smooth & Glow Facial Oil, Regenerating Lavandin Anti-Age Day Care Cream and Regenerating Lavandin Anti-Age Eye Care Cream. Even with powerful anti-aging benefits, these lavandin essential oil products are gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin. Discover if this ingredient is for you with our Skin Coach tool.


Compared to true lavender, organic lavandin essential oil has a slightly stronger scent that’s sweet and tinged with notes of camphor. Unlike traditional lavender essential oils which promote relaxation, organic lavandin essential oil’s high camphor content makes for a stimulating scent. 

And there you have it; you’re up to speed on the benefits and uses of this sweet-smelling essential oil!