Lavender essential oil is the most widely used essential oil because of its abundant uses and therapeutic benefits. The lavender essential oil comes from the lavender shrub, which is a woody, evergreen shrub that originates in the Mediterranean and northern Africa. It is one of the most versatile oils, with uses reaching far and wide, and should be a mainstay in your first aid kit. If you had to choose just one essential oil to keep on hand, lavender would be the best choice.
Scientific Name / Botanical name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Oil Origin: Flowering tops
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation
Aroma: Floral, sweet, woody, herbaceous
Has a calming and relaxing effect on the body
Calms mind and reduced stress and anxiety
Heals burns & cuts, soothes bruises and reduces irritation due to skin problems
Widely used in bath products and perfumery for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and deodorant properties
Natural room freshener that can create a calming and relaxing atmosphere.
Safe for use around pets when used in moderation.
Ways to use
When inhaled, lavender oil is said to calm and relax the body & mind
Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil according to the diffuser capacity ( 3 to 5 drops of essential oil for every 100 ml of water )
Turn on the diffuser, relax and allow the sweet floral aroma to fill your room
When used with a carrier oil, it is said to moisturize chapped skin and restore skin complexion.
Add a few drops of lavender oil to a carrier oil ( 1 or 2 drops of essential oil for every teaspoon of carrier oil )
Apply to the mixture to skin or affected area
It is a non-toxic freshener for bed and living room fabric
Combine ½ cup water and ¼ cup vodka or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil
Spray on pillow covers, Bed sheets, Blankets, curtains, sofa fabric etc. and let it air dry for pleasant aroma.
Recommended Essential Oil Blends:
Juniper berry essential oil blends well with the below oils and all citrus oils
Recommended Carrier oils:
- Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
- Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
- Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
- If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.