Lavender, Spike - Organic
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About the Oil: Spike lavender essential oil is a sharper, more camphoraceous cousin of ‘true’ or angustifolia lavender. Its aroma is a cross between sage and lavender. The most distinctive difference between this and other species of lavender is its superior antiseptic property. Spike lavender is best suited for medicinal aromatherapy applications with a more powerful antiseptic action. Spike lavender essential oil has natural camphor and 1,8-cineole content, making it useful as an inhalant for respiratory infections, muscular aches and pains, and as an insect repellent.
About the Plant: Native to the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean, spike lavender is thought to be a cross between lavender and sage, as indicated by its aroma. It is an aromatic evergreen sub-shrub with linear or lance-shaped leaves and long flowering spikes with greyish-blue flowers.
Aroma: A fresh, clear, floral, with camphoraceous top notes, green, herbaceous middle notes and a slightly wooded undertone.
Blends with: Most citrus and floral oils, as well as cedarwood, clove, clary sage, pine, geranium, labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, and patchouli.
Note: When blending, use slightly smaller concentrations than 'true' lavender oil; spike lavender can easily overwhelm a blend.