With a more camphor-like scent than Lavender True, this is the preferred Lavender oil for supporting healthy respiratory process. In this pristine, organic state, it is ideal for medicinal diffusion, steam inhalation and baths. With antibacterial properties Lavender Spike is also popular for topical application in skin care blends. As all Lavenders, the Spike variety is relaxing, restorative and gentle and can be recommended for children and the elderly. Blends well with: all Eucalyptus oils, Myrrh and Fir Balsam.
Coughs Lavender Spike is reported to have antispasmodic properties and has a general calming effect that may be useful against irritating coughs. Add 5 drops to inhalation or into a carrier oil for chest rub. Blends well with other 'respiratory' essential oils.
Sinus in Babies Add a few drops on collar or pillow for inhalation, or into a suitable carrier for chest rub.
Respiratory Problems Lavender Spike has a gentle penetrating aroma that encourages deep healthy breathing. It offers cleansing and expectorant properties to support natural recovery from respiratory illness. Ideal for young children and the elderly.
Body Repair With reported analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, and a general calming, restorative effect, Lavender Spike is a useful addition to massage blends for treating painful body conditions and injury.
Traditional & Historical Information
Lavender Spike is native to the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean. As a different botanical species, it has a sharper, more camphor-like scent than Lavender True. Lavender Spike is reported to have powerful antiseptic action as well as bactericidal, antiviral, decongestant and expectorant properties. It has been found to be particularly useful in enabling healthy respiratory processes. Monks living in monasteries during the Middle Ages distilled this essential oil to ease the chest constrictions of asthmatics. It has also been indicated in the treatment of rheumatism and as an ingredient in skin care blends.
Due to higher camphor content than other Lavender oils, this oil is not suitable for burns and may irritate in direct skin applications. Safe in pregnancy. If ingested, drink milk, seek advice. Keep away from eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body process for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as recommendation for cure of any medical condition or disease.
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