In many regions of the world, Lavandula Latifolia is also known as spike lavender and Portuguese lavender. The evergreen plant is a member of Lamiaceae family and indigenous to Western Mediterranean part especially France. It is valued for its camphor like smell and hence is used in aromatherapy and perfume making.
Overview of Spike Lavender Essential Oil:
Spike Lavender essential oil holds more camphor than true lavender essential oil. The consistency of liquid is thin and carries top or middle perfumery note. The smell of this oil is bit similar to rosemary oil and hence becomes a major ingredient for relaxing nervous functioning.
Benefits of Spike Lavender Essential Oil:
• Due to its extraordinary and refreshing scent, Spike Lavender essential oil is widely used in making of many perfumes and deodorants.
• The oil is widely used in aromatherapy as it is constituted with anti-depressant properties to induce mental and spiritual peace.
• Women with painful menstrual cycle can use Spike Lavender essential oil.
• Using Spike Lavender essential oil can keep harmful bacteria and viruses away from the body.
Spike Lavender essential oil has no such side effects. However, it is guided for not ingesting the essential oil as it may cause any sort of skin allergy or irritation. People with hypersensitive skin should perform a patch test.
Botanical Name : Lavandula Latifolia
CAS# : 8016-78-2
Color & Odor : Pale yellow with Characteristics of Lavender
F.E.M.A. # : N/A
Methods of Extraction : Steam Distillation
Constituents : N/A
Solubility : Negligible
Specific Gravity : 0.88900 to 0.89600 @ 25.00 °C.
Flash Point : 55-60?
Optical Rotation : [a]20/D -2.5°
Major Constituents : N/A