Spike Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula latifolia)


Spike Lavender may also be referred to as Lavandula Latifolia Cineolifera. It is typically processed using buds/flowering tops as a method for extracting oil from the flowers.


Spike Lavender Essential Oil is similar in usage to that of true Lavender Essential Oil (Lavender angustifolia/Lavender officianalis). Like other lavender oils, Spike Lavender Oil smells floral, fresh, sweet and herbaceous. However, it is much more camphorous in aroma. Aromatically, Spike Lavender Oil tends to blend well with the same families of essential oils that traditional Lavender Oil does including other floral, mint and coniferous oils. Rosemary Essential Oil, depending on the chemotype, also tends to have a large percentage of camphor. If you particularly like the aroma of Rosemary Oil, you should find the aroma of Spike Lavender Essential Oil appealing.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Floral Fresh Herbaceous Slightly sweet

  • Common Name(s): Lavandula Latifolia Cineolifera
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Botanical Genus: Lavandula
  • Chemical Family: Ketones, Monoterpenols, Oxides
  • Major Compounds: Linalool, 1,8-Cineole, Camphor, Borneol, B-Pinene
  • Perfumery Note: Top/Middle
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Clear
  • Indigenous Country: Spain
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Buds/Flowering Tops
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers
  • Shelf Life: 5 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details


Spike Lavender Blends:

Frankincense frereana

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Spike Lavender:

Due to its camphor content of up to 25%, Spike Lavender Essential Oil should be used with care. Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young do not specify any contraindications for Spike Lavender Essential Oil, but state that it may be mildly neurotoxic. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 329.]

Safety Precautions for Spike Lavender:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.