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
Not to be confused with True Lavender (Lavandula Angustfolia), 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|
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.
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.
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
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.