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Lavender: Spike Essential Oil

Size

Spike Lavender is different from its relatives Bulgarian and French Lavenders. It’s commonly called aspic and has long been considered “male lavender” as it is less sweet than the Lavandula angustifolia lavenders.

Name of Oil:  Spike Lavender

Latin Binomial:  Lavandula latifolia

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Spain

Scent Profile:  Herbaceous, floral, fresh, sweet, more camphorous than other Lavender types

Parts used in distillation:  Flowers, buds, leaves

Oil Characteristics:  Clear, thin, medium aroma

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming

Applications

Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Pain, cough/congestion, arthritis and insect repellent.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Grief

History

Used for many years for a variety of ailments including pain, grief, cramps, and convulsions.

Chemical Contituents

a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, 1,8 cineole, p-cymene, camphor,linalool, terpinene-4-ol, borneol, geraniol

Safety & References

Safety Data:

No known safety concerns, however it is suggested that this oil be used with care due to high camphor content.

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young

Aromatherapy – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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