Lavender essential oil (EO) with its wide variety of uses, not to mention its distinctly sweet, fresh, and floral scent, is unsurprisingly the world’s best-selling essential oil. Treating everything from minor wounds and scars to headaches and insomnia, lavender EO should be a staple in every home.
Lavender oil’s calming and relaxing properties can help with insomnia, promoting a better night’s sleep, and even relieving menstrual cramps and motion sickness.
With its anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is no wonder that lavender EO is a top choice for skin care and beauty products. It helps treat itchy skin, bug bites, acne, and dandruff, just to name a few. Lavender oil has regenerative and healing properties that make it useful in treating burns (including sunburn), scars, and other skin conditions. Plus, it can help lighten skin and reduce wrinkles (um yes, please). And, its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties may help with eczema and psoriasis.
The antidepressant properties of lavender EO work to balance moods, and other emotional states like stress, nervousness, anxiety, and possibly premenstrual syndrome (PMS)1.
With its amazing and uplifting scent, and antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and deodorizing properties lavender EO is a coveted oil for use in DIY and commercial household cleaners, air fresheners, and detergents. It is great for purifying the air, and disinfecting surfaces, and notorious for leaving its fresh scent behind. Who does not want a little help being in a good mood while they clean?
Lavender oil is extracted from the flower spikes of the plant by steam distillation.
BLENDS WELL WITH
The aroma of lavender essential oil is sweet, floral, fresh and herbaceous. It blends well with
- Roman chamomile
- Clary sage
- Sweet Orange
Lavender oil’s main chemical components are linalool, linalyl acetate, lavandulyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol, lavandulol. 1,8-cineole, and camphor.
* Please remember, just because a product is called “natural” does NOT mean that it doesn’t have possible side effects. Never apply essential oils directly to your skin without a carrier oil, and never ingest any essential oil.
Essential oils are NOT a replacement for medical treatments, but they can work as a great complement to your regular health and wellness routine.DIY WITH LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL