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Lavender, Spike Essential Oil

Lavandula latifolia Origin: Spain

Lavender, Spike Essential Oil

Overview

Botanical Name

Lavandula latifolia

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Flowering tops

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, spicy, floral, camphoraceous

Traditional Use

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.

Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary, sage

Of Interest

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.

Safety Data

Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Disclaimer

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. 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.