Fresh, spicy, floral, camphoraceous
The oil and plant of spike lavender are used in similar ways to Lavandula angustifolia or true lavender. Spike lavender oil is also used throughout the fragrance industry: specifically soap making.
Blends Well With
Cedarwood, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, sage
Spike lavender grows naturally at low altitudes, and true lavender goes naturally at high altitudes. This difference in growing conditions accounts for the camphor that is found in spike lavender and not in the other. Where the growing conditions of these two types of lavender meet, you can find a wide variety of lavender hybrids.
Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
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