Lavendin oil (Lavandula hybrida) comes from a hybrid plant, developed by crossing true lavender and lavender spike. It is obtained from the flowering tops of the plants by steam distillation.

Aromatherapists often use lavender to calm the mind, aid restful sleep and as a relaxant. It is one of the most versatile and appreciated essential oils.

An early 20th century French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, once burnt his arm during an experiment and accidentally put it in a vat of pure Lavender oil, thinking it was