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Guide to Lavender Essential Oil

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Guide to Lavender Essential Oil

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
Odor: Medium
Consistency: Thin


Promotes sleep
Has a calming and relaxing effect on the body
Reduces anxiety
Calms mind and reduced stress and anxiety
Heals Skin
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
Air freshener
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

Step 1:

Fill diffuser with water

Step 2:
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 )
Step 3:
Turn on the diffuser, relax and allow the sweet floral aroma to fill your room

Topical application

When used with a carrier oil, it is said to moisturize chapped skin and restore skin complexion.

Step 1:
Add a few drops of lavender oil to a carrier oil ( 1 or 2 drops of essential oil for every teaspoon of carrier oil )
Step 2:
Apply to the mixture to skin or affected area

Fabric freshener

It is a non-toxic freshener for bed and living room fabric

Step 1:
Combine ½ cup water and ¼ cup vodka or rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle
Step 2:
Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil
Step 3:
Shake well
Step 4:
Spray on pillow covers, Bed sheets, Blankets, curtains, sofa fabric etc. and let it air dry for pleasant aroma.


  • 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.