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To Lavender or To Lavandin that is the question!

Updated: Feb 11, 2019

Blog members, remember that the ideas expressed by ASHEmporium are cultivated opinions. Formed by public general information & collective personal experiences.

Why sharing Of knowledge is important. When it comes to verbiage of natural products it is so important to share the knowledge of using proper terms for certain things. Especially when asking businesses for a product.

One of the biggest problems that we have noticed as consumers and as a business. Is the verbiage that businesses use is their descriptions of products.

Just because something is called by a popular name; does not mean that it's popular name is correct for what it actually is or how it is to be used for. A great example of this is Lavender essential oil. It's popular name is lavender oil. However if you say lavender oil, technically you're not talking about the essential. Though on a regular basis these two names are used interchangeably.

Botanical Name

Lavandula angustifolia / Lavandula officinalis • Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distillation from the flower spikes of certain species of lavender. Ref: Wikipedia • noun

a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family, with narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. Lavender has been widely used in perfumery and medicine since ancient times. a scented oil distilled from lavender flowers. noun: lavender oil • One key difference between the two lavender plants types, English Lavender essential oil and Lavandin essential oil, is that Lavandin oil contains a much higher percentage of camphor..... Lavandin oil has more of a strong, medicinal scent because of the camphor, whereas lavender is floral, sweet and more delicate • Lavandin does not share the ability to help heal burns, due to its higher camphor content it may make the burns worse.

So with that info break down, some may say your contradicting Your Own outlook. No, actually we're not. We have actually clarified our outlook. If you ask us for lavender oil. In our opinion you're looking for a floral sweet scent made with or blended with English Lavender. To possibly fragrant a room or to enjoy the uplifting aspects of the scent. If you ask us for Lavender Essential oil, your possibly looking to use it more for its medicinal purposes. We provide both English Lavender & Lavandin Essential Oil

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