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This post was most recently updated on February 5th, 2019
ROMANCE OILS – Lavender
Lavender is Lavender is Lavender, not so true!
Do you use Lavender?
Do you use Spike Lavender?
Do you use both?
Well, you should!
I do, and let me tell you why you should too! Today, I will discuss a few traits of these two specific essential oils. They are similar and yet different!
Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) is reported to be a very safe essential oil for most people.
Lavender can be used to:
- reduce pain
- help immune support
- calm nervous tension
- help promote sleep
- reduce muscle spasm
- calm anxiety
Lavender is soothing and balancing.
It is a very good night time oil.
- Other known traits of lavender are: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-infectious and anti-fungal.
- Lavender is used in the treatment of burns and cleaning cuts.
When making a blend, Lavender mixes well with most citrus oils and flower oils.
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Spike Lavender ( Lavendula Latifolia) has many of the same qualities as Lavender. However, there are several differences that you need to be aware of when using it.
Before I go into its qualities, please let me explain a few things. There are some very important WARNINGS when using Spike Lavender.
First, do not use Spike Lavender on children under ten years of age.
Second, one of the components in Spike Lavender is camphor and YOU SHOULD NOT use ANY essential oils that contain camphor when you are pregnant.
Spike Lavender is stronger than Lavender and should be used more sparingly. I recommend that if used topically, always cut it with a carrier oil.
Spike Lavender can be used for:
- sinus headaches
- neck pain
I recommend it for daytime use, as it is revitalizing and uplifting oil!
- Do not use to promote sleep, it creates mental alertness.
- Reported as a good insect repellent.
It mixes well with cedarwood, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, lavender, oakmoss, patchouli, petitgrain, pine, sage, and rosemary.
There you have it, a brief comparison of Lavender and Spike Lavender.
I hope you enjoy using these two oils in the future!
***Please remember the warnings when using Spike Lavender.
Your Essential oil using friend,
My info came from personal use, Aromahead, Young Living, Aromaweb and Gritman Essential Oils