Lavender essential oil is rather well-known thanks to it’s sweet and heavenly fragrance. The oil comes from the mint family Laminaceae and is extracted through steam distillation of the flower.
Not just a great calming oil, it has many health benefits thanks to its physiological, antibacterial, antiseptic, antidepressant, and psychological benefits.
- Stress relief
- Headache and migraine relief
- Treating the common cold and flu
- Treating wounds, minor burns, and insect bites
Popular for a reason
Clearly a extremely useful oil, it is not hard to see why its one of the most popular.
It is also popularly used as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, decongestant, diuretic, sedative and deodorant agent. Along with treating respiratory, hair loss, earache, acne, and various women health problems.
How to use
Use lavender in your diffuser for congestion relief, in your bath to relax, or even by sprinkling a few drops on your pillow for relief from headaches, insomnia or stress to give you a good night’s sleep.
Bonus tip: You can also add a few drops to a carrier oil to apply on your body as an effective mosquito repellent.