Spike Lavender Essential Oil
Adam Michael has this to say “This Spike Lavender essential oil/Lavandula latifolia – also known as Aspic Lavender and Lavender Spike – should not be confused with regular Lavandula angustifolia materials as the natural chemistry of the two plants are vastly different.
Spike lavender has a cooling, sweet, camphoreous aroma with eucalyptol, minty and to a lesser degree floral aspects throughout. Produced by steam distillation of the flowering clusters which grow on chalky soils of the fairly low arid limestone hillsides in the South of France. Very light water yellow and of a pourable viscosity. I would only advise this material for perfumery work and the creation of household applications. Within perfumery this is a useful lifting agent of pine accords, pairs especially well with both rosemary and lavandin, and it provides refreshing effects within herbaceous fragrances.”
Botanical Name: Lavandula latifolia