SPIKE LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Size: 5 ml. Violetglass bottle
Botanical Name: Lavandula latifolia
Method: Steam distilled from wild flowers
Notes: This lavender has been found to be a real fast acting acne treatment; place a drop of undiluted Spike Lavender on the break out or inflamed skin, and leave it overnight.
It is commonly regarded as the most anti-viral of all of the lavender essential oils. It is used extensively as a veterinary oil, well suited for treating dogs and horses. It can be applied topically to relieve hoof disease, and to cuts and injuries.
Anti-bacterial • Anti-fungal • Anti-infectious • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-microbial • Anti-septic • Anti-spasmodic • Anti-viral • Carminative • Cardio-tonic • Cictrizant • Decongestant • Emmenagogue • Nervine • Relaxant: muscles • Sedative • Stimulant: circulatory, immune system • Tonic: cardiac, nervous system • Vulnerary • Burns • Wounds • Scars
Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion, suppository
External--topical application, skin application, massage, bath, spinal & local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Top Note: Complex, fruity, floral, herbaceous, slightly menthol notes
Heart Note: Fruity, herbaceous, floral, slight menthol notes
Base Note: Herbaceous, woody, resinous, undertone
Classification: Heart or top note
Spike Lavender essential oil can be used in deodorants, household cleaners, diffusion blends, and colognes. It is highly germicidal, making it a perfect candidate for making natural disinfectants for kitchen and bath that contribute a nice aroma as well.
Spike lavender essential oil blends well with many oils, including eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, clary sage, rosewood, pines, and sage.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Spike Lavender was once used to make an herbal tea with fennel and cinnamon, it has been in continuous medicinal use since the 1400’s. It has a stronger camphor note than domesticated lavenders, and a more medicinal aroma. European alchemists referred to this plant remedy as Aspic, and used it for many diverse conditions and ailments.
Spike Lavender has blood thinning properties, and can be taken internally at proper dilution for this purpose. It is also extremely helpful for skin conditions, including athlete’s foot, ringworm, acne, and fungal infections.
A mild cardiotonic, Spike Lavender strengthens the heartbeat and helps raise blood pressure that is too low. It is also a powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal. It stimulates the immune system. Its immune enhancing properties make it one of the best diffusion oils for treating symptoms of viral and bacterial infections. Blended with eucalyptuses and other medicinal aromatics, it will make the aroma more pleasing to most people.
I have found it to be a real fast acting acne treatment; place a drop of undiluted spike lavender on the break out or inflamed skin, and leave it over night. Often the blemish will be nearly gone within a day or two.
• This oil is generally regarded as safe at normal doses.
• It is generally regarded as safe during pregnancy and lactation.
• Do not take if you are using blood thinning drugs
• Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
• Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
• All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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