Lavender ( Lavender Officinalis )
It is with good reason why lavender oil is one of the most favorite essential oils, as it has wonderful qualities and also smells great. It is a calming, relaxing oil, which combats stress and crisis, while the antiseptic properties helps with cold, flu and other ailments. It is excellent for asthma and migraines. Apart from that it supports female health and on the skin it has a healing effect, while preventing scarring and balancing the skin.
Lavender oil has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, relieving tension, depression, panic, hysteria and nervous exhaustion in general and is effective for headaches, migraines and insomnia.
On the skin, lavender oil tones and revitalizes and it is useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, lice, insect bites, stings and also acts as an insect repellent.
Lavender oil is one of the few essentials oils that can be used neat on the skin, and this is especially useful when treating a minor burn wound.
Burners and vaporizers
o In vapor therapy, lavender oil can be useful for sleeplessness (also in children), hay fever, headaches, depression,anxiety, nervous tension.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
Lavender oil can be used as a massage oil or diluted in the bath, for fatigue, headaches, insomnia, moodiness, trauma, anxiety, depression, irritability, nervous tension, stress and just for the plain pleasure of relaxing in such a fragrant surrounding.