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!

Click here to buy lavender essential oil from Mountain Rose Herbs or read on to learn more...

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

  • Disinfectant

Buy lavender essential oil from doTerra. It's been diluted in fractionated coconut oil in a roll-on bottle for skin imperfections.

doTerra's website is a little clunky, so it takes about 4 steps to add it to your shopping cart, but if you want something that's super effective, the few extra clicks are  worth it!

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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
  • ylang ylang


Non toxic.

Non irritant.

Non sensitizing. 

Stimulating when used in large amounts.

Buy lavender essential oil from Amazon.  Just remember you get what you pay for. Please remember - you get what you pay for, especially with essential oils.

What Next?

Lavender Essential Oil Recipes

Check out a few relaxing, restorative recipes using lavender aromatherapy oil...

Lavender Aromatherapy Bath Oil

A relaxing, pain-relieving, sleep-inducing aromatherapy bath recipe.

Lavender Massage Oil Recipe

Delightful to smell. Help heal in more ways than you can count.

Bubble Bath Recipe

Try a bunch of different scents without spending a ton of money on bath products.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

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

Looking for More?

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