Essential Oils · Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia vs. Lavandula spica


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

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease


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