Lavender, Spike

Spike Lavender - AroMed's Lavandula latifolia is certified organic, and the flowering tops are steam distilled in Spain. It is in the labiatae or lamiaceae botanical family, is a middle note and has an aroma similar to its floral, herbaceous cousin "true lavender", but with a more camphoraceous note. Lovely, but a bit more medicinal.


  • Spike lavender's primary chemical constituents are camphor and 1,8 cineole, making its therapeutic actions different than true lavender.
  • It can increase blood flow when applied topically, and therefore great for chronic rheumatic pain, muscle aches and menses discomfort.
  • We add spike lavender to our headache blend, along with peppermint and frankincense, with positive feedback from our customers.
  • It also has an affinity for the respiratory system, particularly for breaking down and expelling excess mucus.

Blends well with- balsam fir, cedarwood, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, ravensara, ravintsara, thyme

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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