Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name: Lavandula Latifolia
Country of Origin: Provence,France
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of petals
Scent Profile: Spike Lavender is a sharper, more camphoraceous cousin of True Lavender. It has a fresh, spicy, and distinct camphor note to its scent. Spike Lavender is also high in medicinal value but not as sweet and floral compared to True Lavender.
Perfumery Note: Middle
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
Not to be confused with True Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Spike Lavender (Lavandula Latifolia) stands out because of its strong camphorous aroma, mainly attributed from its high percentage of 1,8- Cineole and Camphor content. Its constituents are often likened to oils such as Eucalyptus and Peppermint – sharing similar benefits in relieving coughs, clearing congestion and promoting easy breathing.
|Relieves stress||Ease headaches, pains or discomfort|
|Creates mental alertness||Promotes better respiratory circulation|
IN SKIN CARE
Treats eczema:Its powerful antiseptic action is great for treating skin conditions such as eczema. It has soothing and healing properties which can soothe inflamed skin, dermatitis and sunburn.
Soothes sore muscles: Because of hits high camphor content, Spike Lavender is the best choice for soothing muscular aches and pains. Create a warming blend of massage oil by adding a few drops of Spike Lavender into a carrier oil and massage onto areas such as the shoulders, back and legs.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.
IN HAIR CARE
Promote hair growth:Treat alopecia areata with Spike Lavender essential oil. Dry scalp massage with Spike Lavender helps in treating hair loss as well as ensuring hair growth with continued usage.
How to use
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Blends well with
Spike Lavender blends well with cedarwood, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, rosemary and clary sage.
Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.