The effects of Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) vary enough from Lavandula angustifolia that it is worth highlighting the differences. The significant chemical differences between the two Lavenders are in the percentages of esters, ketones and oxides. The esters in Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) offer an antispasmodic and calming effect. The ketone camphor, in Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia), offers great circulatory, rubifacient and mucolytic properties, and the 1,8-cineole in Spike Lavender is a powerful expectorant.
|Country of Origin||Spain|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Emotional and Energetic Qualities
Provides strong energy and support
Promotes connection with the natural environment
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Generally non-toxic. Non-irritating. Stimulating for some—may be best during the daytime.
Epilepsy - Tisserand suggests avoiding Spike Lavender at levels higher than 19%.
Pregnancy - According to Robert Tisserand, the camphor content is not high enough to be contraindicated during pregnancy. As an extra safe precaution, however, you may choose to avoid Spike Lavender during pregnancy.
The suggested shelf life is 4-5 years.
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