Lavender is one of the most used essential oils. It has very many properties and uses ranging from calming to healing and is great for headaches and sanitizing cuts. It’s a wonderful oil and knowing how these two species are different will help you use them to their fullest advantage.
True Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia
- It is the most common species usually; prized for it’s sweet floral scent
- Used for it’s aromatherapy properties, ranging from soothing, calming, and relaxing, to normalizing, balancing, and healing.
Spike lavender: Lavandula spica/Lavandula latifolia
- Yields up to three times the amount of essential oil as true lavender
- Does not smell as pleasant, has a more stronger, spicy smell
- Has more purifying properties; great for cleaning
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