WHAT IS LAVENDER SPIKE OIL ESSENCE?
Lavender Spike Oil Essence is a historically documented essential oil distilled from a special variety of lavender, often referred to as Oil of Spike Lavender or Essence d’Aspic.
Used as an oil painting solvent, it evaporates and is strong enough to fully dissolve resins, mix with paints, and be used in mediums.
Its distinctive lavender scent is non-toxic to breathe, and it does not cause chronic health effects such as those associated with the inhalation of fumes from Turpentine or Petroleum Mineral Spirits.
Besides its use in oil painting, it is also used for perfumes, soaps, aromatherapy and other holistic medicinal practices.
HOW IS IT USED?
Lavender Spike Oil Essence is used in the same way as Turpentine. Both are oil painting solvents that can thin oil paints and mediums, and make varnishes like damar.
WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF USING IT?
Lavender Spike Oil Essence works as well or better than Turpentine and Odorless Mineral Spirits in oil painting, providing great control, adhesion and ability to thin the paint without destroying its body.
It is not overly abrasive or streaky, and evaporates at a similar rate as turpentine.
Unlike other oil painting solvents our Lavender solvent is non toxic to breathe.