Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile of all the essential oils. It has many benefits and uses and is well known for it's ability to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve nervous tension and promotes sleep. .
Lavender oil for Sleep
Studies show that lavender oil can improve the quality of sleep. To reap these benefits, diffuse it in your bedroom or apply a few drops to your pillow.
Lavender oil for Skin
Pure Lavender essential oil is believed to actually stimulate the growth of new cells, kill bacteria, help prevent scarring and ease pain. Hence it is a wonderful healing addition to body oils, lotions and skin care products. It can even be used in men's blends if blended with citrus, mint, cypress or pine oils.
Lavender Massage Oil
Lavender is helpful in relieving muscular aches and pains and also joint pain and inflammation. The best way to reap these benefits is to make your own massage oil. Simply add a few drops of lavender oil to a tablespoon of massage oil such as coconut oil, almond oil or jojoba oil.
Lavender Diffuser Blends
Pure lavender essential oil is a versatile ingredient in diffuser blends. Here are a couple you may like to try:
Calming: 3 drops lavender oil, 1 drop vetiver oil, 2 drops bergamot oil
Refreshing: 3 drops lavender oil, 2 drops tea tree oil, 2 drops orange oil
Botanical Name: Lavendula Augustifolia
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Colour, Consistency and Aroma: Thin, clear colourless to pale yellow liquid . Top note with strong aroma, a rich floral fragrance.
Blends with: Citronella, Chamomile, Jasmine, Geranium, Mandarin, Palmarosa, Orange, Rosewood, Rosemary, Lemon, Rosewood, Bergamot, Clary Sage.