Spanish Lavender Essential Oil
Spanish Lavender is a perennial shrub with gray-green leaves and oblong spikes of dark purple flowers.
- Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several varieties of Lavender: Lavandin, Cotton Lavender, Lavender Mailette, Spanish Lavender, and Spike Lavender.
- Chemistry: Spanish Lavender is primarily composed of ketones (fenchone, camphor).
- Respiratory: helps inflammations of the sinuses and respiratory tract and ear infections
- Skin: used for wound healing and inflamed skin conditions
- Musculoskeletal: soothes muscular aches and pains
- Emotional: supports emotional melancholy and withdrawal
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus and Third Eye Chakras surround personal power and perspectives
- Scent Profile: mid to base note with a herbaceous, woody undertone scent
- Longevity: The aroma of Spanish Lavender can last up to 184 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral, Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Bitter Orange, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Green Myrtle, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Myrtle, Monarda, Niaouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary ct camphor, Rosemary ct cineole, Rosemary ct verbenone, Sage, Saro, Thyme ct gerianol, Thyme ct linalool, White Sage
- According to Tisserand & Young: Spanish Lavender may be neurotoxic based upon camphor content.
- Contraindications (all routes): Pregnancy, lactation
Products Using Spanish Lavender Essential Oil
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- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.