Learn about spike lavender essential oil and how it can improve your wellbeing

Botanical name: Lavandula latifolia

Plant family: Lamiaceae

Native Region: Western Mediterranean Region

Plant Part: Flowers

Extraction Method: Steam distillation

Blends well with: Floral essential oils

Spike lavender essential oil is similar to true lavender, with a spicier aroma and warm floral notes. Like true lavender, it contains many calming compounds that can help support restful sleep, ease tension and anxiety, soothe an upset stomach, calm the skin, and more.

Spike lavender's spicy, soothing aroma can help calm the body, support overall wellbeing, and create a restful environment. It’s a favorite oil for the whole family, including dogs.

Calm your senses, relax your mind, and fall into deep relaxation with spike lavender essential oil.

Growing Spike Lavender

Spike lavender is an aromatic, evergreen shrub with a strong, spicy aroma. It's native to the western Mediterranean region, where it grows naturally at higher altitudes in full sun, with well-draining soil. It grows to about 3 feet tall, and from mid-July to August, the plant produces violet-blue flower spikes that are steam distilled to create spike lavender essential oil.

The History of Spike Lavender

Along with other species of lavender, spike lavender has been used since ancient times. During the Middle Ages, spike lavender began to be distilled in Provence, France, mainly for the wealthy and artists. It was hard to produce and extremely expensive. Around 1900, steam power was introduced, allowing for larger-scale production. It became more accessible and available for wider use and became widely known for its cinnamon-like scent and calming properties. It became a staple in soap making and was commonly used for medicinal purposes. Today, spike lavender is still used for its pleasing aroma, calming properties, and countless benefits.

The Science of Spike Lavender

The main constituents of spike lavender are 1, 8 cineole, camphor, and linalool. Calming constituents that create the relaxing scent we love.

Benefits of Spike Lavender Essential Oil

Emotional Support

Like other species of lavender, spike lavender is best known for its calming properties. With its ability to promote restful sleep and create a serene environment, spike lavender is commonly used in sleep aids and spa products. It is used to ease negative emotions, calm symptoms of anxiety and depression, and bring about a sense of peace during times of stress.

Blends well with

Ylang ylang, bergamot, and frankincense are other calming oils that pair well with spike lavender.

How to use

Diffuse spike lavender essential oil throughout your home or apply it topically, diluted, to the wrist and back of the neck to calm the mind and body.

Sleep Support

Spike lavender is an incredible oil for supporting deep, restful sleep. Its calming and sedative properties help to promote ultimate relaxation, ensuring you fall asleep and stay asleep easily. Spike lavender is the perfect addition to your nightly ritual.

Blends well with

Other calming oils that can be used in addition to spike lavender include roman chamomile, ylang ylang, and frankincense.

How to use

Diffuse spike lavender and other calming oils an hour or so before bed to create a calming, relaxing environment. Dilute spike lavender with a carrier oil and apply it to the wrists and bottoms of the feet, or add a drop to your favorite lotion for a soothing massage before bed.

Skin Support

In the same way spike lavender calms the mind, it can also be used to calm dry skin and promote overall skin health. The calming, nourishing components of spike lavender make it an ideal oil to use on problem skin or to promote overall radiance. Adding spike lavender to your skincare routine is a great way to support the health of your skin and fight signs of aging.

Blends well with

Ylang ylang and frankincense work well with lavender to support skin health.

How to use

Dilute spike lavender essential oil, alone or in combination with other essential oils, with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil, and apply to the skin, or drop one drop of spike lavender essential oil into a warm bowl of water to steam the face. Additionally, and a drop of spike lavender to your nighttime moisturizer.

Add one drop of spike lavender essential oil to a carrier oil or lotion to create a massage oil.

Focus Support

If you struggle with staying focused, find your mind wandering, or deal with mid-day brain fog, spike lavender can be a great oil to incorporate into your routine. The calming properties of spike lavender work to calm the mind and sharpen your focus. When completing a task that requires precision, spike lavender can give you the concentration boost you need to stay focused.

Blends well with

Peppermint, eucalyptus, and citrus oils pair well with spike lavender to promote focus and concentration.

How to Use

Diffuse spike lavender essential oil or apply it topically, diluted with a carrier oil, to the wrist and back of the neck to give your brain a boost.


It's important to dilute spike lavender essential oil to prevent skin irritation. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, consult your physician before use. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest. Do not use in the presence of cats.


The sweet and slightly spicy aroma of spike lavender essential oil creates a calm and relaxing environment when diffused. It can calm the mind, balance emotions, promote relaxation, and deep, restful sleep. Add a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser based on the size of your room and desired strength.


Spike Lavender Diffuser Blends


2 drops spike lavender essential oil

2 drops frankincense essential oil

2 drops hiba essential oil


2 drops spike lavender essential oil

2 drops roman chamomile essential oil

2 drops neroli essential oil

Fresh Blooms

2 drops spike lavender essential oil

2 drops geranium essential oil

2 drops bergamot essential oil

Spa Day

3 drops lavender essential oil

3 drops eucalyptus essential oil

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