This is our premium Art Treehouse Oil of Spike Lavender from France - 100% natural, pure, and fully researched - the ultimate less-toxic painting medium! It is listed by the FDA as (GRAS) "Generally Recognized as Safe", and has a long history of use. Read our 18-page toxicologist report on Oil of Spike Lavender to find out more.
Many say that Oil of Spike Lavender was the medium used by Leonardo as well as the Netherlands painters, and Rubens used it to enrich the colors. Pacheco, in his Arte de la Pintura published at Seville in 1649, advised artists to moisten just the tip of the brush in lavender oil. Oil of Spike Lavender was sometimes washed over the entire canvas to prepare it for the painting and then it was mixed with the pigments. Sometimes the artist would fully dip the brush hairs in the Spike Oil so that the brush strokes would be smoother. Oil of Spike Lavender was the medium of choice from the fourteenth century on. It has an appealing uplifting scent, and only a small amount is needed - a drop or two at a time.
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