Lavender Spike Oil
Spike lavender (Lavandula latifolia) is a shrub thirty to sixty centimeters tall of the Lamiaceae family, it grows in the wild at an altitude below seven hundred meters on the arid and sunny hills of southern France and the Mediterranean area.
Spike Lavender Essential Oil is similar in usage to that of true Lavender Essential Oil (Lavender angustifolia / Lavender officianalis). However, Spike Lavender Essential Oil contains significantly more camphor.
Spike Lavender, Generally speaking, true Lavender Essential Oil is best suited for use in calming anxiety and stress or promoting sleep. Spike Lavender Essential Oil, on the other hand, is much better suited for use as an expectorant and for easing aches and pains. Emotionally, Spike Lavender Essential Oil is more energizing and stimulating than is true Lavender Essential Oil. It promotes concentration and focuses more than does true Lavender Essential Oil.
Not to be confused with True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) stands out because of its strong camphorous aroma, mainly attributed to its high percentage of 1,8- Cineole and Camphor content.
Spike Lavender Essential Oil possesses usage applications similar to that of traditional Lavender Oil. However, its greater percentage of the constituent camphor gives it stronger analgesic and expectorant properties. It is a better choice to ease headaches or use as an expectorant in the diffuser. Diluted for topical use, it can be used to help ease aches, pains, or the discomfort associated with arthritis. It is also reported to be effective in repelling insects.
Spike lavender is anti-toxic, anti-infectious, and exceptionally wound healer, a precious companion for the summer holidays. It is indicated for everything that stings: insects, jellyfish, sunburns. It exterminates mites and lice and is also a remarkable fungicide eradicating the most recalcitrant mycoses (dermatological and athlete’s foot in particular, digestive or gynecological). It is of great service in the ENT field, as it has an effective analgesic action, especially in case of Herpes zoster, herpes, or joint or muscular pains (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cramps, etc.).