Spike Lavender Essential Oil Recipes and Uses EO Spotlight

Spike Lavender Essential Oil Recipes and Uses EO Spotlight

Spike lavender essential oil is a true wonder that is often overlooked. It is a different type of lavender oil then the common Lavandula angustifolia, the most popular type used in aromatherapy. In this spotlight, you will learn the uses and benefits of this lesser known lavender oil plus DIY Spike Lavender Essential Oil Recipes you can make.

While similar in usage to true lavender, spike lavender oil contains significantly more camphor, giving it strong analgesic and expectorant properties. This makes spike lavender great for easing aches and pains, as well as for respiratory ailments.

You may want to reach for this oil next time you make a headache relief blend or a diffuser blend for easier breathing.

Spike Lavender Essential Oil Spotlight

Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)

Botanical Name Lavandula latifolia
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
AKA Lesser Lavender, Broad-leaved Lavender
Note Middle
Aroma Floral, fresh, herbaceous, camphorous
Extraction Method Steam distilled
Plant Part Used Flowering tops
Shelf Life 4 years
Kid Safe? Yes
Safety Concerns None known

 

Spike Lavender Essential Oil Blends Well With:

There are many oils that Spike Lavender blends well with, this is not an exhaustive list, just some suggestions:

  • Basil
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove Bud
  • Cypress
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Sweet Marjoram
  • Silver Fir
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Tea Tree
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

Therapeutic Uses:

Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, burns, insect repellent, abdominal cramping, headache, depression, dermatitis, throat infections, stress-related conditions, vertigo, muscular aches and pains, dyspepsia, cystitis, insect bites, rheumatism

Therapeutic Properties:

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, decongestant, expectorant, spasmolytic, insect deterrent

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Spike Lavender Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Spike lavender and lavender share many of the same benefits and uses. It does tend to have a more energizing and stimulating effect than true lavender.

When using essential oils, it is best practice to dilute them in a carrier oil first before applying to the skin. Jojoba and fractionated coconut oil are popular choices.

  • Strengthens natural energy from within
  • Effective insect repellent
  • It helps ease aches, pains, and discomfort.
  • Relieves cough and congestion
  • Promotes easy breathing
  • Assists with reducing the presence of bacterial and fungal growth
  • Eases unwanted muscle spasms

      5 Spike Lavender Essential Oil Recipes

      Looking for some ways to include spike lavender into your DIY blends? Here are 5 simple yet effective essential oil blend recipes.

      1. Calm Energy Roller Blend

      • 2 drops Spike Lavender essential oil
      • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
      • 2 drops Peppermint essential oil
      • 2 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
      • 2 teaspoons Jojoba Oil
      • 10 ml Roller Bottle

      Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto arms, chest, shoulders, and neck for calming relief. 4% dilution.

       

      2. Lavender Limeade Diffuser Blend

      • 4 drops Lime essential oil
      • 3 drops Spike Lavender
      • 2 drops Vanilla Absolute

      Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy.

       

      Spike Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe by Loving Essential Oils | Lavender Limeade with lime, spike lavender, and vanilla

      3. Sinus Headache Inhaler Blend

      Directions: Add wick to a small bowl, drop essential oils onto the wick, using tweezers to pick up the wick, then get any oil residual left in the bowl onto the wick. Place the wick in blank inhaler and put on end cap (base). To use, place under nose and inhaler the aroma.

       

      4. Soothing Pain Roller Relief Recipe

      Directions: Add all recipe ingredients to the roll-on bottle. Shake to blend together, roll onto the area of discomfort. 3% dilution.

       

      5. Allerg-Ease Diffuser Blend for Easier Breathing

      • 2 drops Orange
      • 2 drops Lemon Eucalyptus
      • 2 drops Spike Lavender
      • 2 drops Black Spruce

      Directions: Add essential oil drops to your aromatherapy diffuser with recommended water for the tank. Turn diffuser machine on and enjoy.

       

      Spike Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser Blend by Loving Essential Oils - Allerg-Ease with black spruce, orange, spike lavender, and lemon eucalyptus.

      General Essential Oil Precautions

      Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucous membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep out of reach from children.

      Use essential oils with extreme caution on children, be sure you have researched the oil and that it is safe for use on kids. Plant Therapy clearly labels their oils "KidSafe" on the bottle if the oil can be used for children ages 2–10.

      If applying an essential oil topically (on your skin), you may perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body, use 1-2 drops in a teaspoon of carrier oil like jojoba oil, read more here.

      If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, epileptic, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. For more information on oil safety issues here.

      Newbie to Oils? Read More: Essential Oils for Beginners


      Spike Lavender FAQ

      What is Spike lavender essential oil good for?

      Due to its high camphor content, spike lavender oil is commonly used for respiratory ailments and pain relief. Use on bug bites, belly cramps, allergies, bruises, and so much more. Try in a headache relief essential oil blend with peppermint oil.

      What is the difference between lavender oil and spike lavender oil?

      The aromas of these lavender and spike lavender are different. When inhaled, spike lavender has a greater camphoraceous aroma than floral. Lavender essential oil is beneficial for so many things, which ever species you choose you will definitely gain benefits.

      What is a good essential oil to mix with lavender?

      You can pick just about any essential oil and lavender will mix good with it. Scent is a very personal thing but in general citrus essential oils mix well with lavender. You can also try lemongrass, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, or juniper berry.

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      Jennifer Lane - Certified Aromatherapist

      BIO: Owner and founder of Loving Essential Oils. I am a Registered Nurse and Certified Aromatherapist that loves to look toward essential oils and aromatherapy for all natural physical, emotional and spiritual support. I love creating and sharing DIY Essential Oil Recipes & Blends. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your essential oil journey!

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