Lavender essential oil has a light fresh aroma that is floral, light, with woody undertones. The most popular essential oil, it has a long list of applications dating back to antiquity- in fact, the word "lavender" comes from the Latin 'lavera,' meaning to wash. It is suitable for all skin types and is used to prevent scarring, stretch marks, and to slow the development of wrinkles. It is also known to moisturize dry scalp and hair. Aromatherapists use it to treat rheumatism, sprains, respiratory problems, abdominal cramps, depression, insomnia, tension-related problems, burns, sun-damaged skin, and various types of skin infections. It is particularly effective in treating headaches and migraines.
Blends well with: Allspice, Amyris, Balsam Peru, Bay Leaf, Bergamot, black pepper, Caraway, Carrot Seed, Cassia, Cedarwood, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clementine, Clove Bud, Cumin, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Elemi, Fennel, Fir Needle, Fragonia, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Ho Wood, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lime, Mandarin, Myrrh, Myrtle, Neroli, Niaouli, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Oregano, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spikenard, Spruce, Star Anise, Sweet Marjoram, Sweet Orange, Tagetes, Tarragon, Tea Tree, Thyme, Valerian Root, Vetiver, Yarrow
Cautions: Never use essential oils undiluted or in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children and pets. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute and perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body.