Pure Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is one of the most popular and familiar essential oils. Best known as a calming oil to ease anxiety and improve sleep, lavender essential oil is also thought to soothe skin irritations with its purported antibacterial and antifungal effects.
Lavender essential oil is recommended as a fundamental oil to have on hand. It’s versatile, comforting, and pairs well with other essential oils to create customized blends. The oil is produced by distilling the lavender flower buds, capturing the steam, and condensing it into a liquid.
Lavender Essential Oil Benefits & Uses
- Treats anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia
- Soothes fungal infections and occasional skin irritations such as eczema
- Eases nausea and menstrual cramps
- Reduces the appearance of scars
Lavender essential oil is thought to encourage open communication, emotional honesty, self-awareness, peace of mind, and to aid verbal expression.
Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil
- Apply one or two drops topically to skin irritations (dilute in a carrier oil if skin is sensitive)
- Apply to the temples, back of the neck, or bottoms of the feet to promote relaxation and restful sleep
- Combine a few drops with water in a spray bottle to freshen air and fabrics, and spray onto linens at bedtime
- Use in an essential oil diffuser to create a relaxing atmosphere or encourage restful sleep
- Add a few drops to bath water to enhance relaxation and soak away stress
- Use in cooking and baking to add a flavorful, aromatic zest to complement citrus flavors and enhance beverages, marinades, baked goods, and desserts
Constituents and Terpenes
- Linalyl acetate
More Lavender Info:
Discontinue usage if experiencing headache, nausea or skin sensitivity after use. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your physician prior to use if pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care. Avoid contact with eyes.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.