Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is usually number one on the 'most popular essential oil' list and there is good reason for that. If you have only one oil in your cabinet at home, make sure it is Lavender oil! It has a multitude of purposes and can be used safely around the home and for pets and children. Some of the main properties of Lavender essential oil is that it is antiseptic so can be used for cuts, scrapes and grazes and is also effective at relieving symptoms of minor burns.
Another property that Lavender oil possesses is it's ability to calm and relax the body and mind. It can be very useful to help treat sleep disorders such as insomnia and is well known to help promote a restful nights sleep. You can use Lavender essential oil safely at home by putting a few drops on your pillow at bedtime and you'll be counting sheep in no time!
When used in Aromatherapy, Lavender oil can be most useful in promoting the healing of the skin and can help conditions such as scars, stretch marks, minor wounds and insect bites. It also makes for a relaxing and soothing massage which can help relieve stress, anxiety and nervous tension.
Part of the Plant Used
Flowers/buds and leaves
Description of Aroma
Floral, sweet, fresh
Clear to slight yellow
Properties and Uses
- Calming and relaxing
- Eases burns and other skin complaints
- Sedative, can help insomnia
- Alleviates stress and tension
- Helps ease symptoms of depression
Blends Well With
- Clary Sage