Botanical Name - Lavandula stoechas
Also known as - Spanish Lavender, stoke Lavender, butterfly lavender
Caution - Avoid use during pregnancy, possible skin irritant and sensitiser.
Aroma - Powerful, dry, camphorous floral aroma.
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Flowering tops
Country of Origin - Portugal
Chemical Constituents - Fenchone, Camphor, 1,8-Cineol, Linalool
Uses - Stoechas lavender is both antiseptic, soothing. It has a high concentration of ketones, making it an effective decongestant of the chest and lungs. Stoechas lavender is therefore an ideal oil for the winter season. Also helpful in stimulating circulation and the immune system.
This oil contains compounds that are not found in any other known plant. Comparison with Lavandula angustifolia oil suggests that Stoechas Lavender oil may possess more potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may be especially useful in tackling osteoarthritis and Alzheimer’s disease (Tisserand Institute)
We also offer these other Lavender types:
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Association's standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.