Lavender Spike Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-L10
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Spike Lavender essential oil has a sharper, fresher more camphorous aroma than true Lavender oil. It is also different in terms of its chemistry and therapeutic properties. Particularly useful for aches, pains and respiratory congestion.
- Ex Tax: £2.95
Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) is native to France, Spain, Italy and the Balkans. The plant grows at lower altitudes than 'true' Lavender and has a very high yield, making it an inexpensive oil to produce. Spike Lavender is therefore most commonly used in less expensive lavender products.
Superficially it resembles ‘true’ Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) but it has a more camphorous aroma and is quite different in terms of its chemistry and therapeutic application.
According to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Spike Lavender was traditionally used for headaches, rheumatic pain, colic and dyspepsia. In modern aromatherapy Spike Lavender essential oil shares some of ‘true’ Lavender's properties, however it is slightly stronger and should be used more sparingly.
- Species: Lavandula latifolia
- Plant family: Lamiaceae
- Origin: Spain
- Note: Middle to Top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Use with caution. Avoid with epilepsy, fever and during pregnancy.
Spike Lavender essential has a powerful antiseptic action. It has soothing, healing properties and is particularly useful for wounds and damaged or scarred skin. Can also be used as an insect repellent.
Spike Lavender is a stimulating essential oil which can help to increase mental alertness. Useful for stress-related conditions including depression.
Spike Lavender essential oil is useful for relieving muscular aches and pains. Its expectorant properties are also useful for treating respiratory congestion.
Blends well with:
Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Pine, Clove Bud.
Coumarin 0.2%, Eugenol 0.1%, Geraniol 0.2%, Citronellol 0.3%, Limonene 3%, Linalool 50%