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
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
- Stimulates new cell growth
- Fights germs
- Maintains healthy joints and muscles
- Kills bacteria
- Helps to heal scarring
- Reduces pain
- Lightens skin
- Relieves itchy skin
- Treats mild burns
- Prevents dandruff
- Repels certain bugs
- Treats acne and other skin conditions
- Balances moods
- Purifies the air
- Soothes headaches
- Stimulates the immune system
- Aids sleep
- Promotes hair growth
Properties of Lavender Essential Oil
- AnalgesicAids sore muscles and joint pain
- Anti-anxiety Relieves anxiety
- Anti-bacterial Fights bacterial growth
- Anti-depressant Helps to counteract depression and mood-lifting
- Anti-inflammatory Helps to reduce inflammation or swelling
- Anti-stressHelps to alleviate stress
- Antimicrobial Helps in reducing or resisting microbes
- Antioxidant May protect your cells against the effects of free radicals–unstable molecules that can harm your cells.
- Antiseptic Helps to control infection
- Antispasmodic Helps prevent and ease spasms and relieve cramps
- Antiviral Effective against viruses
- Calmative Has a sedative effect
- Cicatrisant Skin-healing, wound healing or cell regenerative
- Deodorizing Removes or conceals an unpleasant smell
- ImmunostimulantStimulates the immune system
- Insecticidal Helps to destroy or control insects
- Purifies Air Helps remove contaminants from the air
- If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
- It is recommended for use on boys before puberty. Repeated use of lavender oil on the skin might trigger prepubertal gynecomastia, a condition that causes enlarged breast tissue in boys before puberty2.