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Essential Oil of Spike Lavender

Commonly known as: Lavandula Latifolia Herb Oil (I.N.C.I).
Botanical name: Lavandula latifolia.
Extraction process: Steam distillation.
Family: Lamiaceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowering tops.
Location: Spain, France, South of England.
Flowering: June - July.
Provenance, origin: Spain
Phytochemical composition: Monoterpenols (linalool, limonene), oxides (1,8-cineole (eucalyptol)), ketones (camphor (borneone)), trans-alpha-bisabolene, alpha-terpineol, linalyl acetate.
Sensorial properties: Appearance : Mobile liquid ; Color : Light yellow to orange ; Odor : Herbaceous, earthy, more or less camphorated.
Physical characteristics: Density : 0,894 - 0,907 ; Refractive index : 1,461 - 1,468.
Benefits: Repairing, soothing, regenerating, sanitizing, perfuming.
Concerns: All skin types and particularly skin with imperfections, irritated skin, sunburn; All hair types.

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Use

Face care (creams, cleansing gels, eye care, serums); Body care (shower gels, lotions, masks, deodorants, solid soaps, milks, sunscreens, massage balms); Hair care (shampoos, care masks, conditioners).

Preservation

Store in an amber glass bottle, away from heat and light.

Contra-Indications and Precautions

Potentially allergenic. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Do not give to children under 7 years old and to people suffering from epilepsy.

Some natural compounds contained in this essential oil such as linalool and limonene may present a risk of allergy among certain sensitive individuals when the essential oil is incorporated into a cosmetic composition (according to the 7th Amendment of the European Directive on cosmetic products (2003/15/EC)).

As a general rule, always do an application test of your preparation, in the fold of the elbow, at least 48 hours before using it.

Find out more

The name "lavender" comes from the Latin "lavare" which means "to wash". It was used in the laundries to perfume the clothes. In the past, the term "lavender" referred to all types of lavender and lavandin. Spike lavender is less wild than true lavender and blooms later than its relative. Unlike true lavender essential oil, spike lavender essential oil contains cineole and camphor. It has been used topically for thousands of years to soothe snake bites. Today, it is used in certain skin care products to limit imperfections and to purify the skin.