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Lavender, Spike Essential Oil
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The aroma of Spike Lavender is sharp, fresh and camphoraceous.

Botanical Name: Lavandula latifolia

Common Name: Lavender, Spike

Plant Part: Leaves, Stems and Flowers

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Lamiaceae

Synonyms: Lavendula spica, Aspic, Portuguese lavender

Origin: Native to the western Mediterranean from Portugal to Northern Italy. Commonly cultivated in Spain and France.

Botanical Description: Lavandula latifolia is a strong, aromatic shrub growing up to 3 feet but on occasion up to 5 feet. The leaves are evergreen, 3–6 cm long and 5–8 mm broad. The flower spikes are longer then English lavender and the flowers are pale lilac. It can cross pollinate with English lavender both in the wild and in cultivation. This hybrid is called lavandin and is commonly cultivated.

Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

Aroma Profile: Spike Lavender has a top note that is herbaceous and fresh. The middle note is expansive and camphoraceous, while the dry out note is dry and woody.

Major Constituents: Camphor, 1-8 cineole, linalool, linalyl acetate

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cleansing, purifying

Blends Well With: Rosemary, lavandin, eucalyptus, lavender, hyssop and conifer oils

Safety Data: Non toxic, non sensitizing but considered mildly irritating to the skin. Not recommended for pregna

How To Enjoy: Very unique lavender in that it has a very high content of camphor and 1-8 cineole. It can be used similarly to camphor and rosemary oils. It makes a nice facial and sinus steam and can be mixed with rosemary to make a chest rub. During the winter season it is a great diffused oil.

Liquor Color: Colorless to pale yellow

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: The aroma of Spike Lavender is sharp, fresh and camphoraceous.

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