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Lavender Spike Essential Oil

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.Inci:Lavendula spica

A floral, fresh and herbaceous, typical Lavender fragrance but with a stronger camphoraceous note. It is a more powerful antiseptic than True Lavender. More stimulant than sedative so check the other lavender profiles to see that you are using the correct one for what you want

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A clear, thin oil obtained by steam distillation of the flowering heads of the Lavender bush.
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Lavender Spike Essential Oil are:Perfuming.To view more information, visit the Cosing Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
Very antifungal and antiseptic, so include in foot creams as well and gardeners hand creams.
 
Quite a good analgesic, so include in creams and gels for rheumatism.
 
It can be applied neat to insect bites and stings as an antiinflammatory agent.
 
It stimulates and rejuvenates healthy skin so use in daily creams, lotions and gels.
 
Very good for damaged and scarred skins so use in healing balms, serums and creams.
 
Hair Care
Good to keep insects away in holiday shampoos.
 
Other
Excellent to alleviate headaches.
Works well as an expectorant in a diffuser.
 
Useful for all muscular aches and pains so include in massage lotions and oil blends as well as balms.
 
Suggested Blends
Put into Calendula infused oil as an anti inflammatory.
 
Add to St. John’s Wort infused oil and Fragonia as an analgesic for rheumatic like aches and pains.
 
Add to Plai for after sports products where it brings greater focus and clarity.
 
Combine with Cedarwood, Citronella and Eucalyptus as an insect repellant.
 
Blend with Helichrysum and Rosehip oil for repairing scar damage.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS

A little too harsh (due to the camphor content) for very young or weak and elderly people.

TRADITIONAL USE

Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists for chest complaints and for keeping communal areas free of coughs and infections.
 
Spike lavender is higher in cineol and esters than true Lavender is, which make it more antifungal and antiseptic.
Historical Information
In old herbalism, there was an oil called “oleum spica” which was a blend of turpentine and Spike Lavender oil.
 
It was used as a general ease all for paralyzed limbs, stiff joints and old sprains.