Lavender is a shrub native to the Mediterranean. It grows to be around 60 centimetres tall and features purple flowers, which is where the familiar lavender scent comes from. Lavender essential oil is extracted from the flowers before undergoing steam distillation. 16 kilograms of lavender flowers are required to produce a 15ml bottle of lavender essential oil.
The use of lavender can be dated back to the Romans and the ancient Egyptians, who would use it for cooking, bathing, and perfume. However, it is a versatile essential oil and its uses are diverse.
When used aromatically, Lavender has a calming effect which is perfect for unwinding after a long day or helping to promoting a restful night’s sleep. Topical application soothes and nourishes the skin, whilst internal application helps to ease feelings of tension. Furthermore, Lavender essential oil can be used in cooking, or to remove unwanted odours from your home.
Use three to four drops in a diffuser.
Safe for neat application, but can also be diluted.
Safe for neat application.
Blends well with
Promotes restful Sleep
Lavender’s aroma creates a relaxing atmosphere which promotes a peaceful night’s sleep. Apply essential oil to the bottom of the feet and under the nose, diffuse, or add a few drops to your pillow.
Helps reduce Stress, Anxiety and Teeth Grinding
The relaxing properties of Lavender essential oil are also beneficial for reducing feelings of stress and anxiety. Apply to the back of the neck and over the heart, or inhale from cupped hands.
Soothes effects of Sunburn and Burns
Apply Lavender essential oil to the area of concern to soothe sunburns, burns, and scars, and promote healing.
Relieves symptoms of Allergies and Hay Fever
Due to Lavender’s antihistamine properties, it can help to relieve the symptoms of allergies and hay fever. Take in a capsule or under the tongue with peppermint and lemon, or rub between the palms and inhale.
Promotes feelings of calm associated with Colic and Upset baby
Dilute and massage along the spine and abdomen, and to the bottom of the feet to promote feelings of calmness.
Promotes healing of Cuts, Wounds and Blisters
Apply Lavender essential oil to the affected area to cleanse, promote healing, and reduce scarring.
Soothes Bug Bites and Hives
Take advantage of Lavender’s natural antihistamine properties to soothe your bug bites and hives. Apply topically to the affected area.
Assists with Nosebleeds and Pinkeye
Apply Lavender essential oil around the eye (not in the eye) and across the bridge of the nose to help with nosebleeds and pinkeye.
Helps maintain healthy Blood Pressure
Apply to the pulse points and over the heart, or take in a capsule to help maintain healthy blood pressure.
Soothes Migraines and Headaches
Lavender’s soothing properties can help to relieve headaches and migraines. Inhale, and apply to the temples and the back of the neck.
Supports Emotional balance
If you’re feeling unheard, use Lavender oil aromatically or topically to feel expressed.