About Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender essential oil is definitely one of the oldest and most interesting of the essential oils that we use.

In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; it is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities which continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Add to bath water to soak away stress or apply to the temples and the back of the neck. Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet to promote a restful night’s sleep. Due to Lavender’s versatile properties, it is considered the must-have oil to have on hand.

Scientific Research on the Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil

What does the scientific research say about the benefits of Lavender?

Well, I can’t say specifically. The FDA won’t let me because they don’t regulate essential oils. So, if you’d like to learn about the research, you have two choices:

  1. Contact me now and I’ll tell you all about it personally. It’s free, you have no obligation, and I promise–no…I guarantee–it will be worth your time.
  2. Go this government website and search. You can use phrases like “lavender essential oil“. It’s quite simple and you’ll find some very interesting information.

Common Uses

  • Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
  • Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
  • Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings.
  • Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.

Directions for Use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the best diffuser of your choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 . oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area.

Plant Part: Flower
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Powdery, oral, light Main
Chemical Components: Linalool, linalyl acetate