Lavender, we all love it. Usually when we purchase lavender, it is true lavender but I’m going to share your common options, so you can grab the right oil for the right reason!
True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This is the one I typically use and the one I offer for sale. It works as a calming, antidepressant on the mind.
It has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties. This makes it great for treatment of wounds and burns. It can also help throat infections and inflammation. It works to regulate the nervous system and balances the body. You can use it to help migraines, asthma and can help calm heart nerves (palpations).
Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia). This is a more intense lavender than true. It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic properties and can act as an expectorant. This makes it great to help headaches, aches/pains, respiratory complaints and broken skin.
As this oil is more potent, you must be mindful of the chemistry. This makes it less appealing for children, pregnancy and epilepsy!
Lavender (Lavendula stoechas). The properties are similar to true Lavender with a calming, anti-depressant for the mind! This oil is great for migraines, asthma, burns, wounds and for calming and balancing.