Spike Lavender is extracted via steam distillation from a sub species of the Lavender plant, also known as broadleaved or Portuguese lavender. It has a different aroma and composition as compared to traditional English Lavender, and therefore is also used for different purposes. Spike Lavender is known to have more energising properties than traditional Lavender, as well as promoting focus and concentration. It is also commonly used to subdue the everyday aches and pains. The increased camphorous content also means that Spike Lavender is commonly known as an expectorant when used in a diffuser.
As with all lavender essential oils, Spike Lavender has a fresh, floral, sweet aroma, but with more herbaceous and camphorous notes as compared to traditional Lavender.
Botanical Name: Lavandula latifolia