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Spike Lavender essential oil


Spike Lavender essential oil

Lavandula latifolia

Botanical Properties

Often referred to as spike lavender or Portuguese lavender, Broadleaved Lavender belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It grows as a small shrub and spreads into long clusters. Its 'lavender' coloured flowers, which are so characteristic of the plant, gather in spikes at the ends of the stems. It can reach up to 80cm in height.

Origin and history

Although it can be found in its natural state on the dry and arid hills of Provence, broadleaved lavender is also cultivated in Spain and Portugal for its essential oil. At the start of the 10th century, traditional doctors were already aware of its diuretic properties and effectiveness against sciatica. Before being named Lavandula latifolia, this lavender was called Lavandula spica (Latin for snake) because shepherds used to use it to treat viper bites by rubbing the plant directly on the wound.

Organoleptic properties

Aspect: liquid
Colour: greenish-yellow or sometimes colourless
Odour: herbaceous, fresh and notes of camphor

Distilled parts: Flowering tips

Country of origin: Spain

Density: 0.900 – 0.925


Main biochemical components or chemotype: Linalol, 1,8-cineol, Camphor.
Allergenic molecules naturally present in this essential oil: Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
Certain natural components of this essential oil may cause allergic reactions. Please do an allergy test on the skin in the crease of your elbow before using this product.


Of all the lavender varieties, organic broadleaved lavender essential oil is the most effective antibacterial.
It is also:

  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • Cardio-tonic
  • Expectorant
  • Healing and a dermal regenerator
  • Antivenom


Broadleaved lavender essential oil is an effective treatment for colds, viral and bacterial infections, bronchitis, angina, pneumonia, laryngitis, otitis, rhinitis, rheumatism of the joints and cramps.
Take it with you when walking or hiking in the countryside.
If you are bitten or stung, it can neutralise venom and help you heal. It soothes burns, minor wounds and scabs.



Please consult a doctor before taking any treatment or therapy orally.
Mouth medication: 2 drops of organic broadleaved lavender essential oil, three times a day, with a little honey and syrup, or on a lozenge for bronchitis.
On the skin: Place 2 drops of organic broadleaved lavender essential oil directly onto a wasp, scorpion or jellyfish sting. The results will blow you away!
By diffusion: When diffused in the atmosphere, broadleaved lavender essential oil will disperse a lovely scent around your house, as well as stimulate concentration, balance the mind and relieve stress.

Possible synergies

Sting relief: Helichrysum

Energetic values and synergies

In energy aromatherapy, broadleaved lavender essential oil is associated with the crown chakra, or the 'Sahasrara', the seventh chakra. It is purple in colour.
Broadleaved lavender essential oil stimulates the Sahasrara and encourages self-confidence when applied to the crown chakra each morning. It breaks down mental blocks and frees up the spirit.
Possibly synergies when diffused in the atmosphere: Petitgrain, Rosewood


Flammable. Oral use only under medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. Unadvisable for children under the age of three, pregnant or lactating women. Do not apply to the skin before exposing oneself to the sun. Can be used in cooking. Do not apply neat to the skin.   


The information given on this site regarding essential oils are only to be taken as indications. They do in no way, aim to replace any medical advice given by a qualified doctor. For all therapeutic uses, or if you wish to obtain more information on essential oils, please consult your doctor.


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