Essential Oils · Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia vs. Lavandula spica

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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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