Botanical Name: Lavandula latifolia
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Product Description: Because of its high camphor content, Spike Lavender is a better choice for easing headaches, aches, or respiratory issues. It is known to have decongestant, antiviral and pain-relieving properties. For mental stimulation and concentration, Spike Lavender works just as well as other concentration-boosting essential oils. Another surprising benefit that comes with this oil is that it also an insect repellent. The Lavender plant grows to about one meter in height and produces long thin purple-blue flowers. The entire plant is covered with oil glands, which are in the star-shaped hairs that cover the plant. Lavender has been used since ancient times, and the Romans added lavender to their bath water, hence the name from the Latin lavare, ‘to wash’.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with the eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.