Spike lavender's primary chemical constituents are camphor and 1,8 cineole, making its therapeutic actions different than true lavender. It can increase blood flow when applied topically, and therefore great for chronic rheumatic pain, muscle aches and menses discomfort. We add spike lavender to our headache blend, along with peppermint and frankincense, with positive feedback from our customers. It also has an affinity for the respiratory system, particularly for breaking down and expelling excess mucus.
Latin Name: Lavendula latifolia
Country of Origin: Spain
Extraction Method: Steam distilled flowers tops
Middle note and has an aroma similar to its floral, herbaceous cousin "true lavender", but with a more camphoraceous note.
Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.
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