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The aroma of Spike Lavender is sharp, fresh and camphoraceous.
Common Name: Lavender, Spike
Plant Part: Leaves, Stems and Flowers
Form: Essential Oil
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.