Lavender Spike Essential Oil 10ML
Lavender spike essential oil has a fresh-herbaceous, camphoraceous odour. It is respiratory, balancing and a good everyday oil for soothing and resting.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Lavandula latifolia|
|Synonyms||L.spica, aspic, broad-leaved lavender, lesser lavender, spike. |
|Plant family||Lamiaceae (Labiatae) |
|Extraction||Steam distillation of flowering tops. |
|Origin||France, Spain, north Africa, Italy, Yugoslavia. |
|Plant characteristics||An aromatic evergreen shrub up to 1 meter high with lance-shaped leaves, broader and rougher than the True lavender. The flower is more compressed and of a dull grey-blue colour. |
|Oil characteristics||A water-white or pale yellow liquid with a penetrating, fresh-herbaceous, camphoraceous odour. |
|Traditional use||Culpeper recommended spike lavender for a number of ailments and “Maladies”. He also warned that the oil had a fierce and piercing quality and that only a few drops should be used. |
|Blends well with||Rosemary, sage, lavandin, eucalyptus, rosewood, lavender, petitgrain, pine, cedarwood, patchouli and spice essential oils. |
|Cautions and comments||Non-toxic, non-irritant (except in concentration) , non-sensitizing. |
|Main chemical constituents||Mainly cineol and camphor (40-60%) |