Botanical Name: Lavandula spicata
Synonyms: Spike Lavender, Lavendula spica, Spike
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Spain
Composition: 100% Spike Lavender essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of fresh Spike Lavender
Primary Constituents: Oxides, monoterpenols: 1,8-cineol, linalool
Color: Clear to yellow
About: Spike Lavender has a minty, clean and herbal aroma. The flower grows on the Spanish coast and is harvested at full bloom for distillation. Therapeutically the oil is used for skin care and respiratory support. Not to be confused with Lavender Angustifolia, Spike Lavender is differentiated by its minty, herbal scent. This aroma is helpful for supporting the respiratory system as well as local circulation. Spike Lavender is also more stimulating and active on the skin than Lavender Angustifolia.
Common Uses: For skin care, Spike Lavender is used diluted in serums, lotions, creams, clays, honey, facial toners and facial steam baths. Spike Lavender is also wonderful for household cleaning; add it to room sprays, home cleaners, diffusers, and hand sanitizers. For muscles and joints, apply the oil topically by adding it to body oils, salves, balms, creams and compresses. Lavender Spike may support the respiratory system and relax tension and stress when added to diffusers, vapor rubs, smelling salts, aromatherapy inhalers and steam baths.
Blending Recommendations: Spike Lavender has a minty, fresh, floral aroma similar to that of Lavender Angustifolia. It blends well with herbals, mints, conifers and woody oils.
Bay Laurel, Black Pepper, Black Spruce, Cedar Atlas, Clove, Eucalyptus Radiata, Eucalyptus Globulus, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Silver Fir, Frankincense, Hyssop Decumbens, Inula, Lavender, Oregano, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Wild Scotch Pine, Rosemary Cineol, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Wintergreen.Safety Information:
- Do not apply directly on young children.
- Do not ingest.
- Maximum Adult Dilution: 19%; 114 drops per ounce of carrier
- Recommended Dilution: 1-5%; 6 – 30 drops per ounce of carrier
Shelf Life: 3 years in proper conditions until quality declines.
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.
Further product details including essential oil chemistry profiles can be found on the Veriditas by Pranarom website.
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