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WHAT IS LAVENDER SPIKE OIL ESSENCE?

CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™ is a historically documented alternative to turpentine distilled from lavender. It can fully dissolve resins for varnishes, and mix with paints and mediums.

Its distinctive lavender scent does not cause chronic health effects such as those associated with the inhalation of fumes from Turpentine or Petroleum Mineral Spirits  1.

Besides its use in oil painting, it is also used for perfumes, soaps, aromatherapy and other holistic medicinal practices.

HOW TO USE LAVENDER SPIKE OIL ESSENCE

The usage of CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™ and Turpentine are nearly identical. Both are oil painting solvents that are used to thin oil paints and mediums, and to make varnishes like damar.

CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™ does not cause chronic health effects such as those associated with the inhalation of fumes from other varnishes made with Turpentine or mineral spirits 1.

HOW TO USE LAVENDER DAMAR VARNISH

CCS Lavender Damar Varnish™ is made with damar resin dissolved in CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™ instead of Turpentine.

It can be used as a final varnish, diluted with CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™ to make a retouch varnish, or mixed with into mediums to make them glossier and dry faster.

Since it is made with CCS Lavender Spike Oil Essence™, it does not cause chronic health effects such as those associated with the inhalation of fumes from other varnishes made with Turpentine or mineral spirit. 1

 

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