Spike Lavender

Earlier in the week we talked about the ever-popular Lavender essential oil (Lavendula angustifolia). We also mentioned another type of lavender, one many people confuse for the other. Lavendula latifolia, also known as Spike Lavender, contains much different properties than its more popular counterpart.

Spike Lavender

According to Pompeii Organics, spike lavender, unlike its calming cousin, is a stimulating oil. It awakens and alerts the mind, unlike angustifolia, which is a sedative.

Spike lavender contains camphor, which makes it perfect for respiratory ailments that accompany colds and the flu. Use it for sinus pain and congestion.

A word of caution, however: spike lavender is not safe for pregnant women to use, due to the presence of camphor. This is why it’s extremely important to know your oils, the proper type, dosage, and properties, so that you do not seriously injure yourself!

Have questions or concerns about essential oils? Stop by the Oil City Farmer’s Market in front of the Library from 9am,-4pm, or feel free to contact us in the way that best suits you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sinuses and Laurel Leaf

Happy first day of Autumn everyone!

Today I want to highlight another product we make, as well as an active ingredient in it. Another one of our newest products is our Sinus and Allergy Inhaler.

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Like our Migraine Inhaler, this one is great for taking some aromatherapy with you in your busy life! It’s super effective for any kind of sinus blockage or allergy symptoms.

One of the active ingredients in the Sinus and Allergy Inhaler is Laurel Leaf (Laurus nobilis) essential oil. According to Pompeii Organics, laurel leaf fights pain and infection and calms spasms, decongests and reduces fever, making it perfect for use in allergy symptoms and colds.

Laurel leaf has a strong aroma sort of like eucalyptus, but with a spicier note to it. It complements the other oils in our inhaler perfectly!

Interested in trying our new product? With Autumn here, cold and flu season is upon us. Avoid taxing your body with the harsh chemicals and toxins in allergy and cold medicines that only treat symptoms! Our Sinus and Allergy Inhaler is worth a try!

Have you ever used laurel leaf? Do you get seasonal allergies? Would you try our inhaler? We want to hear from you!