Lavender is perhaps the most well-known of the essential oils and for good reason. Lavender essential oil is renowned for its many beneficial properties, including promoting calm, relaxation, and being a nervous tension reliever. It can also be added to a carrier oil to help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and help soothe alterations in skin integrity, such as during sun exposure or a minor cooking burn.
Diffuse Lavender about 30-60 minutes before bedtime to promote relaxation before sleep - or soak in a bathtub with 10 drops of Lavender. You can also promote relaxation by mixing Lavender with a carrier oil, and then massaging into skin.
Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Country of Origin: Bulgaria
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Aromatic Scent: Lavender essential oil has a sweet, dry, herbaceous-floral scent.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Cedarwood Virginian, Clove, Clary Sage, Geranium, Helichrysum italicum, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose absolute, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Vetiver.
Cautions: None known.