Lavender has a subtle, sweet floral scent. This variety has a lighter yet more complex aroma than the one from Bulgaria but shares many of the same properties. Undeniably the most popular essential oil for all age groups, it is therapeutically superior for a wide variety of conditions and definitely the number one choice for first aid. Lavender can be used for minor wounds like bruises, burns, cuts and scrapes, bug bites, and sunburn. Supportive of healthy reproductive, respiratory, lymphatic, circulatory, muscular, and immune systems. Lavender is great for skincare as its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties help soothe irritated and sensitive skin. Of course, it is widely known as the best essential oil for relaxation as it helps calm stress and anxiety, eases headaches, and promotes restful sleep.
Lavender essential oil is a must-have for every home first aid kit. Soothe sunburn with a Lavender and Peppermint spray, and keep in a roll-on with coconut oil for minor cuts and scrapes. Lavender is great for soothing insect bites and stings - you can make your own poultice with bentonite clay, or keep it simple with a roll-on.
Use Lavender to make your own natural household cleaning solutions like these surface cleaning wipes, upholstery and fabric spray, or freshening Lavender and Lemon Rug Powder.
The best essential oils for relaxation, make your own linen spray to promote more restful sleep, or click here for our spring flower bath bomb recipe to help wind down before bed. You can even use Lavender to keep your hair and scalp healthy in this overnight hair treatment recipe.
Oil Name: Lavender
Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolium
Country of Origin: France
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Uses: Calming, Soothing, Restorative, Balancing
Blends With: All Oils
Safety Precautions: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of the reach of children and away from the eyes. Highly concentrated. Always dilute before use. Use caution if pregnant.