Lavender Essential Oil

Calming, relaxing and restoring... lavender oil wins all the popularity contests!

Lavender essential oil is generally seen as the most useful and versatile of all essential oils.

Popular for its calming, sedative properties, lavender oil is used in everything from bath salts to candles and skincare products.

If you're new to aromatherapy, you may not be aware of an interesting fact: lavender oil is stimulating when used in large amounts - it can wind you up instead of calm you down.

Lavender is used in skincare to balance and tone skin, and it's excellent for relieving burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds.

Lavender is one of the few essential oils considered safe to use undiluted on skin. It's also one of the few oils suitable for babies, small children and pets, when used in proper dilution, of course!

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Lavandula officinalis or Lavandula angustifolia

An evergreen woody shrub, growing up to 3 feet (1 meter) tall, with green, narrow linear leaves and violet blue flowers.

Clean, fresh, floral, herbaceous scent.

Therapeutic Action

Calms in small amounts

Stimulates in large amounts

Reduces anxiety, stress and tension

Promotes sleep; sedative

Soothes the nervous system

Relaxes tight muscles

Reduces aches, pains and inflammation

Breaks up congestion and supports breathing

Soothes the intestines and improves digestion

Promotes healing of wounds and helps reduce scarring

Soothing on insect bites



Lavender's strong top note blends well with any citrus essential oil, bay, bergamot, cedar, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, palmarosa, patchouli, pine, rose, rosemary and ylang ylang.


Non toxic, non irritant and non sensitizing. 

What Next?

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

Or check out some relaxing, restorative recipes using lavender aromatherapy oil...

Lotion Recipe

Massage Oil Recipe

Bubble Bath Recipe

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

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