Spike Lavender is a shrub with elliptic gray-green leaves and fragrant, mauve-blue flowers in branching spikes.
- 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: Spike Lavender is primarily comprised of monoterpene alcohols (linalool), ketones (camphor), and oxides/ethers (1,8 cineole).
- Skin: support for irritated and inflamed skin conditions as well as infections
- Musculoskeletal: supports relief from muscular stiffness, strains, and neuralgia
- Nervous System: soothes headaches and migraines; helps with sadness, nervousness, and relaxation for sleep
- Respiratory: calms inflammations and symptoms of seasonal ailments
- Scent Profile: Mid to base note with a herbaceous and woodsy aroma.
- Longevity: The aroma of Spike Lavender can last up to 184 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral, Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Cistus, Cape Chamomile, Carrot Seed, Helichrysum, "hyssop ct 1,8 cineole", Laurel, Lavandin, Lavender, Neroli, Niaouli, Roman Chamomile, Scots Pine
- According to Tisserand & Young: May be mildly neurotoxic if used internally, based upon camphor content.
Products Using Spike Lavender Essential Oil
- Coming soon
- 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.