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NOW Essential Oils Spike Lavender Oil -- 1 fl oz

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NOW Essential Oils Spike Lavender Oil -- 1 fl oz

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NOW Essential Oils Spike Lavender Oil Description

  • 100% Pure
  • Lavandula latifolia

Aroma: Spicy, flora, camphoraceous, fresh.

Attributes: Purifying, cleansing, clarifying

Mixes Well With:

mint oils

eucalyptus oil

lavender oil

balsam fir needle oil

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled from fresh flowering tops.


Purity Tested/Quality Assured


Suggested Use: For aromatherapy use. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.


Natural essential oils  are highly concentrated and should be used with are.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: 100% pure spike lavender oil.

Avoid contact with skin or eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using.

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