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Lavender – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Lavandula Angustifolia
Country of Origin: Provence,France
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of petals
Scent Profile: Lavender is a well-known essential oil for its floral, fresh and herbaceous aroma. Surround your living area with the soothing scent of lavender to unwind and recuperate from the stresses of your everyday. 
This is a different species from Spike Lavender or Lavandula Latifolia.

Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits

This calming and soothing scent comes with analgesic, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibiotic, bactericidal, decongestant, hypotensive, insect-repellent, sedative and vemifuge properties. In addition, it helps to enhance the state of balance in our body and aids in insomnia.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Treats insomnia Aids in proper digestion
Treats anxiety and depression Cures headaches
Reduces depression Heals wounds
Detoxifies the body Treats tired muscles


Treats eczema:Lavender essential oil has the ability to relieve itching and reduce the symptoms of eczema. It also decongests the irritated areas on the skin by adding moisture, thereby accelerating the healing process.

Heals burns: The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil again play a role here. The oil is beneficial in healing the burns, and also helps treat the scars caused by them (or scars caused by injuries). In addition, lavender oil also acts as a pain reliever.

Relieves insect bites: Though not a serious problem, insect bites can indeed mess up with your daily activities. But that wouldn’t be the case when you have lavender oil handy. Simply add a few drops of lavender oil on the insect bite or gnaw, and see the itching and swelling decrease considerably.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption.


Prevents hair loss: Lavender oil is extremely effective in treating hair loss. This is because it cures insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression, which are the common causes of hair loss. Regular massage with this oil helps in controlling hair loss and improving hair growth by increasing blood circulation.

Treats dandruff: Lavender essential oil can help you get rid of dry itchy scalp and dandruff.

  • How to use
    You can prepare a hair rinse by boiling ¼ cup of dried lavender in 2 cups of water and adding a few drops of lavender oil. Rinse your hair with it and leave for 15 minutes.


- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

As a floral, calming oil, Lavender oil blends well with bright, citrus oils like Bergamot or Mandarin. The light aroma of Lavender oil also makes it a good companion to herbaceous essential oils like Marjoram or Frankincense oil.

Caution/Side effects

Using lavender for skin on young boys who haven’t reached puberty is possibly unsafe. Lavender oil might have certain hormone effects, which could disrupt the normal hormones in a boy’s body.

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