Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia) is native to France, Spain, Italy and the Balkans. Superficially it resembles ‘true’ lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) but it has more camphorous aroma. Spike Lavender grows at lower altitudes than 'true' Lavender and has a very high yield, making it an inexpensive oil to produce. Spike Lavender is therefore most commonly used in less expensive lavender products.Lavandula latifolia Herb Oil is an essential oil steam distilled from the flowering herbs of the Lavender, Lavandula latifolia
Spike Lavender Essential Oil has cineole in it and this makes it different than other lavenders. Spike Lavender is a kinder, softer eucalyptus in that it has the properties of eucalyptus, decongests and soothes aching tired muscles. It is more antiseptic than other lavenders and used in hand soap and wound healing. Producer Wholesaler lavender spike essential oil supplier is more robust than true lavender and its scent also seems to be more aggressive or harsh. Sometimes it is adulterated with sage. It has a higher camphor content than true lavender and is used as a cheap fragrance and in varnish.Spike Lavender essential oil is lightweight (low viscosity) and nearly colorless.
It is steam distilled from the flowers of plants naturally grown in France. When using Lavender for purely aromatic purposes, consider using the angustifolia variety; it has a more subtle and floral aroma. Spike Lavender is best suited to medicinal aromatherapy applications.Lavender oil is the most versatile essential oil used in aromatherapy today, and has been known for centuries as a 'medicine chest in a bottle'. The 'Spike' Lavender variety may be the more 'medicinal' of the lavender family, with enhanced antiseptic properties due to its chemical structure. It has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, bactericidal,Producer Wholesaler lavender spike essential oil exporter psychological balancing agent, an analgesic and as a sedative to relax the nervous system.
According to the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, Spike Lavender was traditionally used for headaches, rheumatic pain, colic and dyspepsia. In modern aromatherapy Spike Lavender essential oil has similar properties to ‘true’ Lavender, however it is slightly stronger and should be Lavender Essential oil although present Camphor is regarded as an undesirable constituent thereby increasing the price of Lavandin, Lavender and even Lavender-Spike (in which higher levels of Camphor is expected) where the aroma lacks the distinct Camphor smell.