Spike Lavender essential oil is not the same plant as True Lavender. The Spike Lavender is more camphorous and more active on the skin then true Lavender. Spike Lavender is specifically for acne, oily skin, burns, promoting respiratory health and is great in massage oils to reduce neck and shoulder tension and headaches. The scent is similar to a blend of True Lavender with Rosemary ct. cineole as it has both the floral, clean, fresh notes like True Lavender and the earthy, minty aromas found in Rosemary.
Spike Lavender can be used in bath, compress, diffusers, direct inhalation, massage and skin care. Spike Lavender is best avoided during pregnancy and is not suitable for use with infants.
Spike Lavender grows in scrub land between 0 et 600 metres of altitue. It is a large plant with several branchings, each stalk bears many, small flowers. It reproduces itself by seeding. Little used in France because its fragrance is too strong (too camphorated), it does serve in Spain and Portugal as a thinner for oil paints and on porcelain.
- Information by Melissa Farris, Founder of Veriditas Botanicals
*Information given is the historical and use of medicinal herbs. This information is for educational purposes only, not FDA approved. We do not intend to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please use all essential oils under the advice and council of your local herbalist, aromatherapist, midwife, spiritual advisor, and/or doctor.