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Lavender Spike Essential Oil Organic

Lavender Spike Essential Oil Organic

LAVENDER SPIKE

Lavendula latifolia

Planet: Mercury


History & Mythology

Lavender Spike oil is very similar to regular Lavender, except that Lavendula latifolia, is bigger and a little coarser in growth. As a result, it yields three times as much essential oil as Lavendula angustifolia, though its oil is less refined. Lavender Spike oil has a distinct camphor-like note that is absent in regular Lavender oil. Parkinson says that Lavender was also called 'Nard', in reference to a Syrian city called Naarda, and some believe that the true identity of the biblical Spikenard may be found in Lavender Spike, rather than in the plant we now know as Spikenard. Due to the lower price, it is usually Lavender Spike that is used in cheap toiletries and cosmetics. Lavender Spike is particularly suitable for hair care products, as it helps to checking dandruff and hair loss.

Magical use:

For magical purposes Lavender Spike can be used as regular Lavender. It may be better suited for mental work and study than regular Lavender as the camphor-like note helps to clear the mind.

Scent:

A little harsher than regular Lavender, with a clear camphor-like note. Blends well with citrus oils, Bergamot, Myrtle, Chamomile, Frankincense, Clary Sage, Geranium, Labdanum, Vetivert and Patchouli.

Aromatherapy:

In aromatherapy, Lavender Spike can be used as true lavender, but due to its camphor-like pungency it is perhaps more suitable for respiratory complaints, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and muscle stiffness, fainting and to repel lice. In aromatherapy cosmetics it is particularly suitable for hair care products, to stimulate hair growth and check dandruff. The camphor-like component also benefits inflammatory skin conditions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AROMATHERAPY SEE OUR SEPERATE PAGE TITLED 'AROMATHERAPY USAGE'

QUALITY AND PURITY

We only supply the finest quality essential oils certified for Aromatherapy use. This assures that during the process of extraction, handling and bottling our oils receive all possible care and attention, and that the highest quality and purity is maintained throughout the preparation process.

SAFETY **

** Pure essential oils are highly concentrated substances that should always be treated with due respect. Organic oils naturally are the purest oils available.
** Familiarize yourself thoroughly with the properties and uses of each individual oil you intend to use and take note of all cautions.
** Never take essential oils internally! *
** Do not apply essential oils neat (undiluted) to the skin. The recommended Aromatherapy standard dilution is 1 - 3%, though certain oils may be used in higher or lower dilutions. Consider each case individually.
** Always adhere to recommended safety standards and recommended dilution ratios.
** If you have sensitive skin or are prone to allergies test oil blends on a small area of the inner arm prior to general use.
** Keep oils out of reach of children and pets.
** Never allow essential oils to enter the eyes.
** If you are pregnant, consult a qualified aromatherapist for suitability and safety of specific oils. Many oils should not be used during pregnancy, some only need to be avoided for the first 3 - 4 months, others may be helpful during labour, but may pose a risk during the months before.
** If you suffer from serious medical conditions such as (but not exclusively) high blood pressure, cancer, thrombosis, varicose veins or epilepsy, consult a qualified aromatherapist for professional advice on recommended oils and dosages.
** We support the notion of people taking responsibility for their own well being. However, if symptoms persist or re-occur or you are suffering from a serious medical condition, or if you are presently taking prescription drugs, we recommend that you consult a qualified doctor or practitioner before attempting to help yourself. Look for a practitioner/doctor who you can trust and who is prepared to work with you in exploring natural health alternatives.
*...unless you know better.

CARE FOR YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS:

Essential oils are highly volatile substances that easily deteriorate or simply "fly off" if not stored correctly. Keep essential oils tightly closed and store them away from any sources of heat, in a cool, dark place.

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